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.
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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.
Florida men’s and women’s diving teams had nine athletes compete at the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association Region B Diving Zones at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center. Only five divers are heading to the NCAA Championships.
Florida’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams sent 14 Gators to the 2023 Bulldog National Collegiate Athletic Association Qualifying Meet in Athens, Georgia. The invitational was the swimmers' last chance to qualify for the NCAA championships.
The No. 5 Florida men grabbed their 11th consecutive SEC Championship, scoring a total of 1,488.5 points. For the first time since 2009, the No. 6 Florida women are SEC Champions with a total of 1,255 points bringing home the 18th conference title in school history.
The Auburn Invitational was the last meet before the Southeastern Conference championships. Florida’s swimming and diving team sent 20 athletes to the James E. Martin Aquatic Center in Auburn, Alabama.
Florida’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs took down the Florida State Seminoles’ No. 16 men and unranked women. The No. 3 men (5-1, 1-1 SEC) won 179-118, while the No. 7 women (6-1, 3-0 SEC) earned a 191-103 victory. The Gators secured 21 B-cut times and won 28 of the 32 total events Friday.
Florida’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs ended their home seasons with a sweep of the Florida Atlantic Owls. The No. 4 men (4-1) won 209-77, while the No. 8 women (5-1) earned a 207-83 victory.
Gators volunteer coach Katie Ledecky was named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year Wednesday. She previously won the award in 2017.
Talia Bates, a 21-year-old UF sustainability senior and her younger sister, 19-year-old UF journalism sophomore Georgia Bates, are both on the university’s swim team — continuing their family’s legacy as UF athletes. Their parents, former UF linebacker James Bates and former UF swimmer Tina Bates, both competed for the Gators from 1992-1996.
The Gators set high expectations for this season as one of the most represented universities on the 2022-2023 U.S. National Team. These athletes proved their eligibility to swim with the United States in international competitions by scoring a top-six time in any individual Olympic event of a US-sanctioned event, a Federation Internationale de Natation-approved competition or an international competition.
Current and former Florida Gators’ representing seven countries at the 2022 FINA World Championships secured nine total medals, including eight golds.
Gators swim and dive earned the bronze at last week’s NCAA Championships, racking up numerous All-American honors and taking home three individual national titles.