UGA to Host Florida, Tennessee in SEC Dual Showdowns in 2017-18 Season

The University of Georgia swimming & diving program has released its schedule for the upcoming NCAA season.

Two of the biggest meets on their schedule are dual meets with Florida and Tennessee, two other premier teams in the Southeastern Conference. Their dual with Florida highlights their first semester schedule, as they’ll travel to Gainesville the weekend of October 26th for a day of diving and then a day of racing. The fall will also see the Bulldogs take on ACC opponents UNC and Georgia Tech along with B1G face-offs with Wisconsin and Northwestern, with the ACC  meets being home and the B1G meets being away.

In addition to their Tennessee dual in January, they’ll swim against LSU and Division III powerhouse Emory during the second semester. Their January Emory dual will actually be their 2nd time racing the Eagles in the 2017-18 season, as they’ll be their first meet in the fall on September 27th.

The Georgia women are coming off of a 4th place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships. They were hit hard in the sprint group with alums Chantal van LandeghemOlivia Smoliga, and Emily Cameron, among others, no longer NCAA-eligible. They did reload in a big way, though, with SwimSwam’s #1 recruit in the class of 2017 Courtney Harnish, along with Canadian prospect Olivia Anderson and Carmel IM/back standout Sammie Burchill. The UGA women definitely have the talent to sweep their dual meet season and go undefeated.

The men finished 8th at NCAAs last season, and they’ll have some big losses to deal with, including World Champion Chase Kalisz, World Champs semifinalist Pace Clark, and top backstroker Taylor DaleCamden Murphy is a very good sprint butterflier coming in for them, and while they’ll still have a strong team this upcoming season, their sprints continue to be a weak spot for them.

2017-18 Swimming & Diving Schedule

Scheduled Games

  • SEP 27 (WED) 4 PM
    ATLANTA, GA.
  • OCT 6 (FRI) 3 P.M.
  • OCT 19 (THU) TBA
    MADISON, WISC.
  • OCT 20 (FRI) TBA
    EVANSTON, ILL.
  • GAINESVILLE, FLA.
  • OCT 27 (FRI) 10 A.M.
    GAINESVILLE, FLA.
  • NOV 8 (WED) 4 P.M.
  • GEORGIA FALL INVITATIONAL

  • TENNESSEE DIVING INVITATIONAL

    • JAN 3 (WED) ALL DAY
      AT TENNESSEE DIVING INVITATIONAL
      KNOXVILLE, TENN.
    • JAN 4 (THU) ALL DAY
      AT TENNESSEE DIVING INVITATIONAL
      KNOXVILLE, TENN.
    • JAN 5 (FRI) ALL DAY
      AT TENNESSEE DIVING INVITATIONAL
      KNOXVILLE, TENN.
  • JAN 13 (SAT) TBA
    VS LSU
  • JAN 20 (SAT) NOON
  • FEB 3 (SAT) 11 A.M.
  • SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • FEB 14 (WED) 10:30 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 14 (WED) 4:20 P.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING FINALS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 14 (WED) 5 P.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING FINALS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 14 (WED) 10 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 15 (THU) 12:30 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 15 (THU) 10 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 15 (THU) 6 P.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 16 (FRI) 12:30 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 16 (FRI) 10 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 16 (FRI) 6 P.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 17 (SAT) 12:30 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 17 (SAT) 10 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 17 (SAT) 6 P.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 18 (SUN) 12:30 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 18 (SUN) 10 A.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
    • FEB 18 (SUN) 6 P.M.
      VS SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
  • BULLDOG LAST CHANCE MEET

  • NCAA ZONE B DIVING

    • MAR 5 (MON) ALL DAY
      AT NCAA ZONE B DIVING
      KNOXVILLE, TENN.
    • MAR 6 (TUE) ALL DAY
      VS NCAA ZONE B DIVING
      KNOXVILLE, TENN.
    • MAR 7 (WED) ALL DAY
      VS NCAA ZONE B DIVING
      KNOXVILLE, TENN.
  • NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • MAR 14 (WED) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 14 (WED) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 15 (THU) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 15 (THU) 12:30 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 15 (THU) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 16 (FRI) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 16 (FRI) 12:30 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 16 (FRI) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 17 (SAT) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 17 (SAT) 12:15 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
    • MAR 17 (SAT) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      COLUMBUS, OHIO
  • NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • MAR 21 (WED) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 21 (WED) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 22 (THU) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 22 (THU) 12:30 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 22 (THU) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 23 (FRI) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 23 (FRI) 12:30 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 23 (FRI) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 24 (SAT) 10 A.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWIMMING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 24 (SAT) 12:30 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (DIVING PRELIMS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
    • MAR 24 (SAT) 6 P.M.
      VS NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FINALS)
      MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

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Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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