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The Florida men’s and women’s diving team hosted Florida State in the O’Connell Center Natatorium Friday and Saturday as a small but energetic crowd watched. The events kicked off after Florida honored their four seniors Skip Donald, Carina Lumia, Caroline Pagac and Anton Svirskyi.
Florida swim headed to Ocala, Friday to face-off against Florida State. Prior to the meet, Florida’s 1983 and 1984 NCAA National Championship Teams were honored in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Gators winning their first swimming and diving national championships. This meet also marked the Florida men’s and women’s 85th and 51st meet against Florida State.
Brothers Skip and Peyton Donald both transferred to UF’s dive team and are now competing side by side for Skip Donald’s final collegiate season.
The Florida Gators men’s and women’s swimming teams started the new year with strong performances across multiple events in both the men's and women's races.
The Florida men’s and women’s diving team traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to compete in the Tennessee Diving Invite from Jan. 3-5 for their first meet of 2024.
The Gators swim and dive teams took on the Georgia Bulldogs at home Friday. Florida’s No. 3 men’s and No. 7 women’s teams walked away with their first sweep of the season after taking down Georgia’s No. 13 men’s and No. 9 women’s teams, 175-125 and 183-117, respectively.
Florida’s men’s and women’s swim and dive teams, ranked No. 3 and No. 7, respectively, matched up against the Virginia Cavaliers for the Gators’ first home meet of the season. Florida finished in the top-three in almost every event Friday.
As a wide-eyed 5-year-old boy, Anton Svirskyi didn’t wish for mere toys or games when he blew out his birthday candles. Instead, he hoped for something extraordinary — a gleaming gold medal.
Maha Amer moved to the United States at 18 years old to begin her collegiate diving journey. Five years later, she reflects on her early upbringing, the start of her diving career and how it led her to a second home at UF.
The Southeastern Conference announced its 2023 postseason awards Wednesday. Florida earned 28 honors on the All-SEC teams and earned the men’s and women’s SEC freshman swimmer of the year awards.
Liendo left the NCAAs with four All-American honors and the fastest 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly time ever by a freshman.
The No. 3 Florida men’s swimming and diving team sent 15 swimmers and two divers to the 2023 Men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships.
Sixteen swimmers and one diver traveled to the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, from March 15 to March 18.