Kingsley, a junior from Mount Pleasant, S.C., led the way as the Lady Bulldogs opened the season with a win at North Carolina on Friday. She took first place in the 100 butterfly (53.07), the 200 butterfly (1:54.90) and the 200 individual medley (1:59.11). All three of her individual times currently rank first nationally. Kingsley also helped the 200 medley relay touch first in 1:40.13. Behind Kingsley, Georgia won its season opener for the 15th straight season and improved to 23-0 all-time against North Carolina under Coach Jack Bauerle.
Kalisz, a senior from Bel Air, Md., returned to the Georgia lineup after taking 2015-16 off from collegiate competition to train for the Olympics. He helped the Bulldogs dispatch the Tar Heels as he won the 200 freestyle (1:36.60) and the 200 breaststroke (1:56.08). Kalisz ranks first nationally in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 200 freestyle. Kalisz also was part of the runner-up 400 freestyle relay (3:04.43).
Acevedo, a freshman from Scarborough, Ontario, won two individual events in his collegiate debut. An Olympian for Canada, Acevedo won the 100 backstroke in a national-best 47.74. He also touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle (45.11). Acevedo was on the 200 medley relay (1:30.58) that took first and he came in second in the 200 individual medley (1:50.34).
Georgia will return to action Oct. 28 at Gabrielsen Natatorium when it entertains Florida at 11 a.m.
Courtesy of The SEC