Press Release Courtesy of UGA Athletics: Georgia Set To Face Georgia Tech
ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia swimming and diving teams will travel to Atlanta to face in-state rival Georgia Tech on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are coming off a sweep of Florida last Friday and look to extend their undefeated seasons. The Georgia Tech men only have one loss this season (2-1), while the Tech women sit at 2-2. Both Georgia teams are currently ranked No. 1 in the country by CollegeSwimming.com.
“We love swimming against Tech,” head coach Jack Bauerle said. “It is parcel to being a Georgia coach and athlete. Their men’s team is strong and always has been and I don’t think that will be any different this year. It will be a tough middle of the week meet, but we love swimming there.”
The Bulldogs have won 49 straight meets against Georgia Tech dating back to the 1961-62 season. The Lady Bulldogs boast 11 straight victories over the Jackets.
Three Georgia swimmers own the fastest time in the country in their individual events this year. Chase Kalisz posted the fastest time in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke in Georgia’s most recent meet against Florida. Megan Kinglsey owns the top women’s time in the 200 butterfly, while Pace Clark holds the top time in the same event on the men’s side.
Meaghan Raab is coming off of three individual wins against Florida last weekend and will lead the Lady Bulldogs alongside Kingsley, Chantal Van Landeghem and Stephanie Peters, all of whom posted double wins against Florida.
On the men’s side, Clark, Kalisz and Jay Litherland all posted two individual wins against the Gators and will lead the Bulldogs against the Yellow Jackets.
Bauerle is 34-0 all-time against Georgia Tech (21-0 coaching the men, 10-0 coaching the women and 3-0 as a Georgia swimmer).