Both the Gators men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams put up a strong showing in Day 2 of the All-Florida Invitational. This was a strong performance especially for the women’s team after they were mostly dominated by ACC rival FSU on Friday.
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The first day of the All-Florida Invitational took place on Friday at the O’Connell Center, with the UF swimming and diving team competing against Miami and FSU. This is the first meet of the season for the Gators, and the night was filled with ups and downs as both the men's and women's teams returned to competition.
The All-Florida Invitational is back in Gainesville this year after being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last fall due to renovation work at the O’Connell Center. While the scenery may be different, the Florida men’s swimming and diving team is ready to participate in the event it placed first in last year.
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