This weekend the Gators treaded in the waters of the 1996 Olympics, rising to place in the top five of the Georgia Tech Invitational’s 13 competing teams. The men’s team finished in second while the women secured the third-place spot.
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Beads of sweat trickle down their faces as their pummeling fists crash against each other’s stiff palms. Jump ropes graze the ground — a clacking that permeates the O’Connell Center — forming a beat that could be counted with a metronome.
The UF men’s swimming and diving team remains undefeated on away turf this season.
Behind the slick edges of the pool today, it’ll be a family affair.
After bang-up individual performances this summer, including various medals and broken records, the UF swimming and diving team will unite as Gators to make their first mark on the 2010-11 season.
The O’Connell Center floor was slick with water as the pool was clad with UF swimmers and divers Saturday from generations of the team’s past competing in the 2010 Alumni Meet.
Omar Pinzon is working his way toward his third Olympics before the age of 25, dominating the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games is just all part of the process.
After watching the Florida women’s swimming and diving team win the 2010 Women’s NCAA Championships, the Florida men’s team will look to capture a national championship of its own.
Sitting in fourth place with two events left at the Women’s NCAA Swimming Championships, Florida’s hopes of a national title looked bleak.