TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams will host Pitt and Georgia Tech on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Morcom Aquatics Center. The meet will serve as the 2018-19 season opener for all three schools competing.
“We’re really excited to kick off the season,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We’re just eager to get out there and compete. We had a great week of practice and we’re excited to welcome our families for parents weekend and celebrate our wonderful facility.”
Florida State will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Morcom Aquatics Center prior to the meet. All spectators are encouraged to participate in the celebration.
— FSU Swimming/Diving (@FSU_Swimming) October 4, 2018
The meet will follow the 16 event format, featuring 100’s and 200’s of each stroke in addition to the 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 50 free, 500 free, 200 IM before closing with the 400 free relay. One-meter and three-meter diving will run simultaneously to swimming in the diving well.
Saturday’s contest will be the first of five weekends the Seminoles will be in action.
Live timing and scores can be found on sportstiming.com and meet mobile.
Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
· Men 36-2 (last 2017 in Atlanta, W: 180-120)
· Women 13-1 (last 2017 in Atlanta, W: 190-110)
Florida State vs. Pitt
· Men 1-0 (last 2017 in Pittsburgh, W: 191-109)
· Women 1-0 (last 2017in Pittsburgh, W 193-107)
On Georgia Tech
The men enter the 2018-2019 season returning three of four student-athletes who competed at the NCAA Championships (Sophomores Christian Ferraro and Caio Pumputis, and senior Matt Casillas). The Yellow Jackets also add one of the top swimmers in Singapore, freshman Darren Lim.
On the women’s side, the Yellow Jackets return their sole competitor in NCAA competition, junior swimmer Iris Wang. Sophomore diver Camryn Hidalgo returns to Georgia Tech after earning ACC Diver of the week honors two times.
The men enter the 2018-2019 season adding nine freshmen and a transfer to its roster. Sophomore Gabriel Cardenes transfers after one year at the University of Arizona. Junior swimmer Samy Helmbacher leads the men after being named the French National Champion over the summer in the 400 IM.
The women return their NCAA qualifying diver, sophomore Lydia Rosenthall, as well as adding eight freshmen and a transfer. Sophomore Camryn Forbes transfers to the Panthers after one year at the University of Indiana.