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@GTSwimDive Hosts Senior Day Meet

Jan. 29, 2016

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team will be competing in their Senior Day meet on Saturday, as the Jackets will host Emory at 11 a.m. ET inside the McAuley Aquatic Center.

Thirteen seniors will be competing in the final home meet of their careers. Seniors include NCAA participants Youssef Hammoud, Ricky Lehner, Shannon Lumbra and Mats Westergren.

Saturday’s senior day meet will feature a 13-event line-up that will include the 400 medley relay, 1000 free, 400 IM, 400 free relay and 200s in the breaststroke and backstroke.

“We’re looking forward to finishing off our dual meet season with Emory,” head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “They’re Division III national champions, and they have a great team. I’m very excited for our seniors as they complete their careers here at Tech. It’s a sad day for us, because they’ve been game-changers for us not only in terms of our performance, but the culture of our program. We can’t wait to see them go out on top.”

The Jackets are coming off of a loss to a powerhouse program in Alabama, but there were plenty of bright spots. Butterfly specialist Ben Southern was able to get a victory in the 200 fly with a time of 1:47.62. Freestyle swimmer Iris Wang was also impressive, finishing second in both the 50 and 100 free races.

Throughout the week, Tech’s 13 seniors were featured on the @GTSwimDive Twitter account with the hashtag, #SrJackets:

Saturday will be the last home meet for Ricky Lehner, aka Slick Rick aka Big Rick #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/23JW1FPsSv

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 26, 2016

“Mac & cheese and swimming — that’s what Georgia Tech does!” – @freddiethefish, probably. #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/HfUxHPtgBT

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 26, 2016

Come to McAuley Aquatic Center to support @want_some_RICE and the rest of the #SrJackets this Saturday at 11! pic.twitter.com/55mkeQ4Jq0

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 26, 2016

Youssef says he'll miss our pool. Who wouldn't? #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/e6xgPWV6QZ

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

Carly Sweeney, one of our #SrJackets, enjoys the platform dive despite being a swimmer. pic.twitter.com/6RznhtM7rM

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 27, 2016

Michael Kenny: A Man of Many Nicknames #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/DnVPo1E92v

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 27, 2016

Come watch Shannon Lumbra’s last home meet at McAuley on Saturday at 11. #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/SFtTb9mYxj

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 27, 2016

Come to McAuley on Saturday at 11 to cheer on Yuval Safra in his last home meet! #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/2SSQ2O2asv

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

Mats knows how special it is to be in the #GTSwimDive record book. Come see him and the other #SrJackets on Saturday pic.twitter.com/yUyKlFB1os

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

Darelle Cowley doesn’t want to go back to the snow! #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/IEkSnZya3t

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

Jaclyn Rohal loves singing The Wreck. Don’t we all? #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/ZksWNlRyBt

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

Come to McAuley to see Effie compete in her final home meet on Saturday! #SrJackets pic.twitter.com/YOB0kgsElN

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

Our final #SrJackets graphic features Erika Staskevicius, who will be interning with ExxonMobil this summer! pic.twitter.com/JFWrOYHdTt

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) January 29, 2016

For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.

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