Feb. 22, 2011
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s swim team is ready for it’s chance to host the 2011 ACC Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The second week of the meet will kick off on Wednesday, February 23 at 6 p.m. with the 200-Medley Relay.
The Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will run from February 23-26. After the 200-Medley Relay on Wednesday, the only other event of the night, the 800-Free Relay will take place.
The Jackets start competition with 46 points thanks to the effort of the diving duo of Brandon Makinson and Chris Khosravi. Makinson earned points in each of the three events during the meet, also breaking two school records in the one and three-meter dives. Makinson finished third in the one-meter, fifth in the three-meter and 15th in the platform. Khosravi added a sixth place, school record breaking, showing in the platform and a 16th place finish in the one-meter.
Thursday will begin the first day of preliminary races. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with the 500-Free, the 200-IM and the 50-Free. The finals for the swimming events will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday night and will be accompanied by the 200-Free Relay at the end of the night.
On Friday, the swimming events include the 400-IM, 100-Fly, 200-Free, 100-Breast and 100-Back. The finals will once again begin at 7 p.m. and will run in the same order as the morning session. The night will be capped by the 400-Medley Relay.
Everything will wrap up on Saturday as the 200-Back, 100-Free, 200-Breast, 200-Fly and 1,650-Free will all be run. The morning session will include all of the shorter races while all of the 1,650 heats will begin at 4 p.m., minus the final heat. The final heat of the 1,650 will kick off the final night of competition and the meet will wrap up with the 400-Free Relay.
The men’s squad took fifth at last year’s meet in Chapel Hill, tallying 308.5 points behind an outstanding performance by All-American Gal Nevo, who won the 200 and 400-IM and 200-Fly, also helping the relay teams to some top-5 finishes.