Oct. 11, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Georgia Tech men’s swimming standouts Shilo Ayalon and Jorge Oliver completed competition at the FINA World Swimming Championships on Monday night. Ayalon tallied a sixth-place finish in the men’s 1500-meter freestyle with a time of 14:58.70. The Short Meters Course Championship ran from Oct. 7-11.
Ayalon posted a time of 3:50.13 to set a new Israel record in the 400 free, finishing 19th. The Tel-Aviv, Israel, native finished 22nd in the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:49.96.
Oliver set a new Puerto Rico record in the men’s 200 backstroke with a time of 2:04.24 to finish in 19th place. The 2004 Olympian tallied a 22nd-place finish in the 100 back (56.89), 24th in the 200 individual medley (2:05.69), 29th in the 100 butterfly (55.67), 38th in the 100 free (51.94) and 54th in the 50 free (24.13).
The Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team will open up regular season action against Tennessee in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Thursday, Oct. 21. The Yellow Jackets and Volunteers are scheduled to battle at 2 p.m.
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