The Florida women, who return 6 of their 11 individual NCAA qualifiers from last season, held their first meet of the season on Friday.
At the 2020 Missouri HS Class 2 State Championships, Manion was the 100 back runner-up (57.35), while she placed seventh in the 100 free (53.25).
Merkel was a double A-finalist at the 2019 Minnesota AA HS State Championships, placing third in the 200 IM (2:04.26) and sixth in the 100 fly (56.19).
The German-born Oeztuerk finished 6th at the 2019 NCAA Championship meet in the 200 backstroke as a sophomore and ranks 2nd in program history in that event.
In February of 2019, Corredor announced that he would transfer from Florida to USC, but he never wound up swimming any meets for the Trojans’ varsity squad.
Hayden Miller’s verbal commitment is Florida’s 6th -and 3rd in the top 20- for the class of 2026.
Tate Cutler, a former NAG relay record-holder from DART Swimming, has opted to swim and study at Auburn University beginning in 2022-23.
Poppell was integral in building 3 major programs from the ground up and he shares what lessons he learned along the way.
Michigan native Katie Minnich will join the University of Florida women’s swimming and diving team with 2 years left of NCAA eligibility.
The defending SEC Champion Tennessee Volunteers women will kick off their season with an intrasquad meet in about 2 weeks.
Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas suited up in practice on Saturday. There’s an asterisk on the swim, though, as he probably was past 15 meters on the start.
Zoe Dixon, one of the top prospects out of Virginia, has opted to defect to Florida for her collegiate career, giving a verbal to the Gators for 2022-23.
“We looked for athletes with more versatility, athletes that loved to work and compete and athletes that would look for any possible way to improve.”
Howard talked about being a lifelong Tide fan and how Nick Saban and Alabama football inspired him to rise to the top of his game in the pool.
While Molly Hannis was the prominent figure in this group for years, the group has seen a huge increase recently from graduations as well as relocations