Despite incurring significant losses, the Florida men have reloaded and appear poised to repeat as the third-place team at NCAAs for the third year in a row.
The Gators have picked up their 4th top-20, and 6th overall, verbal commitment from the high school class of 2023 from Bluefish Swim Club’s Josh Parent.
British Junior National Teamer Jonny Marshall has made a verbal commitment to the Florida Gators for 2023-24 and beyond.
Caleb Maldari, now with SwimMAC Carolina, will bring a 200 backstroke time to the Gators that would already score in the B final at SECs.
Greater Toledo Aquatic Club’s Scotty Buff has announced his plans to swim and study at the University of Florida beginning in the 2023-24 school year.
Lithuanian breaststroker Aleksas Savickas, the gold medalist in the 200 breast at Euro Juniors this summer, has verbally committed to Florida for 2022.
Italian Lorenzo Galossi (pictured) heads into the semi-finals of the men’s 200 free with the top seed after clocking 1:49.27 in this morning’s prelims.
Tuncel will be looking to collect a second gold medal during the 1500 freestyle final, adding to her 800 freestyle victory on day 1.
Turkey got a little bit closer to closing the gap between themselves on Turkey with their 3 medal haul on day 3 of European Juniors.
The 7 finals on day 3 include the men’s 100 free where Popovici has one more shot to outdo his relay leadoff time of 47.56 that set a new World Junior record.
Popovici was almost 2 seconds off his new PB in the event but still managed to secure the top seed heading into semi-finals.
The nation of Lithuania wrapped up its 2019 SC Championships this weekend, with the 3-day meet celebrating the 95th anniversary of Lithuanian swimming.