Having spent the majority of its season away from the O’Connell Center, the Gators men’s swimming and diving team has grown accustomed to life on the road.
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The Gators women’s swimming and diving team capped off their season at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, March 18.
Rachel Madden was the last Florida athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships. It was also a first for the diver.
At UF’s Last Chance Meet over the weekend, coach Gregg Troy and the rest of the Gators coaching staff wanted to see how the men’s and women’s teams would respond after the SEC meet last month in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Over the weekend, several UF swimmers competed in the Last Chance Meet in Gainesville for a chance to earn qualifying times for the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.
After winning its fifth-straight SEC title, No. 6 Florida is using the experience from its conference championship to get ready for the NCAA Championships, which start March 22 in Indianapolis.
With enough medals to fill a trophy case, Caeleb Dressel has grown accustomed to winning throughout his young swimming career.
At last year’s SEC swimming and diving championship meet, Caeleb Dressel was the star.
At this point, SEC championships have become routine for the Gators men’s swimming and diving team.
In last week’s victory against No. 6 Auburn, the Gators men’s swimming and diving team — which won 10 out of 16 events — improved its dual-meet win streak to three.
Florida’s men’s swimming and diving team extended its win streak to three by beating Auburn 163-137 on Saturday, while the women’s team fell 197-103.
Florida’s men’s swimming and diving team fell nine points short against Auburn a season ago. At the time, coach Gregg Troy said that “too many little mistakes” accumulated, costing his men’s team the victory.
The Florida swimming team will take on FSU on Thursday in Tallahassee, but a rivalry meet isn’t the only thing UF has to be excited about.
Florida swimming and diving coach Gregg Troy gushed over Maxime Rooney ahead of UF’s fall season. He said he was excited to see what Rooney would do in his first meet.
The last time the Gators didn’t win the All-Florida Invitational, the majority of their current team was probably in middle school.
Florida coach Gregg Troy met with reporters Monday morning with a smile on his face.