Georgia Bulldogs Host Fall Invitational at Gabrielsen Natatorium

The Georgia swimming and diving teams will return to action this weekend as they host the UGA Fall Invitational at Gabrielsen Natatorium.

The meet will run Friday through Sunday. Prelims will take place each day at 9:30 a.m., with finals slated for 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The diving competitions will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. There is no
cost for admission.

Joining Georgia in the meet will be Auburn, Penn State and Virginia in swimming and diving; California and Florida State in swimming; and
Harvard, Virginia Tech and UCLA in diving.

In the most recent CSCAA women¹s team rankings, Georgia is No. 2, California is No. 5, Auburn is No. 6, Virginia is No. 9 and Penn State is
No. 15. On the men¹s side, California is sixth, Georgia is 12th and Florida State is 24th.

We¹re lucky to have such great teams coming in,² said Harvey Humphries, Georgia¹s Acting Head Coach. ³We will see where we are after a really hard fall of training and competing. This meet will be a great gauge to see where we are at the midpoint of the season. It also gets us in the mindset of swimming three days of prelims and finals, just like the NCAAs. Our kids are excited about racing and it should be a heck of a meet.

This will be Georgia¹s first competition since topping Georgia Tech and Savannah College of Art and Design on Nov. 7.

Amber McDermott enters the weekend with the nation¹s top time in the 1,000 freestyle, while Hali Flickinger is 10th in the 200 butterfly. Chase
Kalisz stands second in the 200 butterfly and Kevin Litherland is No. 5 in the 1,000 freestyle.

College Swimming News courtesy of the University of Georgia.

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Swim Dad

Taking my 12 y/o daughter. Is it okay for her to ask for autograph or pic from some swimmers or is that rude?

Hi Swim Dad – generally speaking, if you happen to pass an athlete, I don’t think they would mind terribly, especially after the sessions end. Not sure how much access there will be to athletes though.

Swim Dad

Thanks a ton.

Big Fan

This will be a very interesting meet. A good barometer here in the early season. Looking forward to it.

SUCKMYBANANA

A huge good luck to Coach Brett Hawke and all the Auburn swimmers this weekend! War Eagle!

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