University of Florida Meet Schedule Includes Season Opener With Georgia

The University of Florida Gators men’s and women’s teams announced their regular season schedules for the 2020-21 NCAA season on Tuesday, with a couple of key in-conference matchups on the slate.

The schedule was constructed within the SEC’s swimming & diving guidelines, which included that the regular season would run from October 1, 2020 to January 25, 2021, and that “regionalized competition would be permitted upon the adherence of opponents to SEC Medical Guidance Task Force Requirements for COVID-19 Management”.

Both squads will travel to Athens to get their season underway on Friday against Georgia, and the women will right back in action the following week on Nov.5 as they host Miami.

“A handful of swimmers” will head to the Sarasota site of the U.S. Open Nov.12-14, and then the swimming teams will close out competition for 2020 at the Auburn Fall Invite Nov.18-20. The divers will compete at the Miami Diving Invitational Dec.2-4.

The Gators will then open 2021 with a home dual against SEC rivals Texas A&M on Jan.9, and the women will host North Florida just over a week later.

The final dual meet of the season for both teams will be at Auburn on Jan.23 before gearing up for the 2021 SEC Championships Feb.16-20 in Columbia, Mo.

The divers will then have NCAA Zones in early March (Mar.7-10 for women, Mar.8-10 for men), and then it’s on to the NCAA Championships for those qualified. The women’s meet will take place Mar.17-20 in Greensboro, N.C., and the men’s meet will be at the same location Mar.24-27. The men’s meet was initially supposed to take place in Iowa City before the Hawkeyes swimming & diving programs got cut.

FULL WOMEN’S SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location  Time (ET)
Oct. 30 Georgia* Athens, Ga. 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 5 Miami^ Gainesville, Fla. 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 12-14 US Open Sarasota, Fla. ALL DAY
Nov. 18-20 Auburn Fall Invite Auburn, Ala. ALL DAY
Dec. 2-4 Miami Diving Invitational Coral Gables, Fla. ALL DAY
Jan. 9 Texas A&M* Gainesville, Fla.  10:00 a.m.
Jan. 20 UNF^ Gainesville, Fla.  5:00 p.m.
Jan. 23 Auburn* Auburn, Ala. 11:00 a.m.
Feb. 16-20 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo. ALL DAY
March 7-10 NCAA Diving Zones TBA ALL DAY
March 17-20 NCAA Championships Greensboro, N.C. All DAY

*- SEC opponent, ^- women only

FULL MEN’S SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location  Time (ET)
Oct. 30 Georgia* Athens, Ga. 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 12-14 US Open Sarasota, Fla. ALL DAY
Nov. 18-20 Auburn Fall Invite Auburn, Ala. ALL DAY
Dec. 2-4 Miami Diving Invitational Coral Gables, Fla. ALL DAY
Jan. 9 Texas A&M* Gainesville, Fla.  TBA
Jan. 23 Auburn* Auburn, Ala. TBA
Feb. 16-20 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo. ALL DAY
TBA Last Chance Meet Athens, Ga ALL DAY
March 8-10 NCAA Diving Zones TBA ALL DAY
March 24-27 NCAA Championships TBA All DAY

*- conference opponent

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WIN
27 days ago

Rookie Darrigo will be a game changer

Last edited 27 days ago by WIN
Mitch D
Reply to  WIN
27 days ago

You right

Admin
Reply to  Mitch D
27 days ago

Don’t. It’s weird.

Sonny
Reply to  Mitch D
27 days ago

You ain’t wrong

Huh
Reply to  WIN
26 days ago

??

Bub
27 days ago

Can’t wait to see Kieran Smith light it up this season!

Swimmer
Reply to  Bub
27 days ago

Agreed! Excited to see what Adam Chaney will do as well.

WIN
Reply to  Swimmer
27 days ago

He’s gonna make that US relay. You Heard it here first

Mark Nedza
27 days ago

It’s going to be a Dawg fight especially the distance free.

SwimFani
Reply to  Mark Nedza
26 days ago

Hmm Dawg versus Gator? Not much of a fight

Admin
Reply to  SwimFani
26 days ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q3JSJ51E_4

And that’s a FRENCH bulldog. Imagine what an AMERICAN bulldog would do.

Alllifecounter
Reply to  Braden Keith
25 days ago

My son owns a FRENCHIE they have an incredibly high pain tolerance and are amazing dogs! But da Gator is meaner!

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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