Swimming & Diving Opens Season By Hosting Cougars Saturday Morning

Oct. 12, 2012

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team takes to the pool for the first time this season Saturday morning when the Yellow Jackets host the College of Charleston at the GT Aquatic Center. Admission is free and the meets begins at 11 a.m.

Live video streaming of the meet will be available at RamblinWreck.com, along with live scoring. You can also follow live meet updates on the team’s official Twitter feed: @GTswim.

MEET COVERAGE: LIVE VIDEO | LIVE SCORING | DIVING SCORING | TWITTER | MEET PROGRAM

Saturday’s meet is the Jackets’ annual Swim for the Cure event. Tech will be wearing pink swim caps, and fans in attendance will be provided pink shakers. October is nationwide Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for more information on the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Atlanta Chapter, please visit www.komenatlanta.org.

The Yellow Jacket men’s team is coming off a sixth-place finish in the 2012 ACC Championship, while the women placed eighth. Both finishes were an improvement from the previous season.

Under fourth-year head coach Courtney Shealy Hart, the Jackets return the bulk of a very talented men’s team and welcome a deep class of freshmen on the women’s side. A pair of All-ACC performers are back for the men, including the defending ACC champion in the 200 breast (junior Anton Lagerqvist) and the 1-meter diving silver-medalist (senior Brandon Makinson), while sophomore Andrew Chetcuti swam in the 2012 Olympics for his home country of Malta.

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