After two seasons with the University of Florida Gators, sophomore Taylor Delk has announced he will make the move from Gainesville to Tallahassee next fall to join the Florida State University Seminoles. The transfer follows Wednesday’s announcement from Gators’ head coach Gregg Troy that he is retiring.
Delk is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia. He swims for SwimAtlanta and specializes mainly in the longer end of the freestyle range, 400 IM, and 200 fly. He had a productive sophomore season at Florida, earning new PBs in the 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 200 fly, and 400 IM. His mile, 500 free and 400 IM bests came from the Florida Last Chance Meet in February, while he achieved the others in dual meets. Last summer, Delk lowered his LCM bests in the 1500 free (15:49.97), 800 free (8:14.66), 400 free (4:00.22), and 400 IM (4:25.59) at 2017 U.S. Open.
Delk fills a nice hole for the Seminoles. His top mile time would have scored 7th at 2018 ACC Championships, leading the way for FSU. He also would have been the Seminoles’ only A-finalist in the 400 IM and the top finisher in 500 free (B final).
Best SCY times:
- 1650 free – 14:55.01
- 1000 free – 9:12.46
- 500 free – 4:20.48
- 400 IM – 3:44.23
- 200 fly – 1:54.31
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