Oct. 9, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Swimming & Diving teams open its 2009-10 ACC ledger on Saturday when it hosts Clemson and Miami (Women), along with out-of-conference foe Western Kentucky at the Aquatic Center. Action begins at 11 a.m. and its team’s annual Parents Weekend Meet.
“Overall, we’re all very excited because it is our first ACC meet of the year,” said swimming head coach Courtney Hart. “Clemson always duals extremely hard against us and Miami looks like they have the make-up to have a very good team this year. Western Kentucky will also be a challenge because they always gun for us and love to knock off ACC schools. “
The meet will be a 16-event format with the 200-medley, 1000-free, 200-IM, and 400-free relays. Fans can follow the meet with live stats via the link at www.RamblinWreck.com.
Last week, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads fared well in a quad meet, with the men’s squad knocking off Florida Atlantic and the women defeating FAU, Georgia Southern and Florida Gulf Coast.
Top performers in the dual met for the men included Travis Wagner, who was a two-time winner on the day in the 100-IM and the 100-fly, while for the women, Heidi Hattenberg was victorious in the 100- and 200-back.
Both the Clemson men’s and women’s teams come into the meet posting 1-0 records after they defeated Davidson in their first meet of the season on Oct. 3. Both Miami and Western Kentucky will open their season on Saturday against the Yellow Jackets.
Fans are also reminded that the meet will be the team’s Race for the Cure event, in which donations will be taken for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Pink Georgia Tech shirts and hats will be on sale (all proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation) and pink shakers will be passed out throughout the crowd. Also, all Georgia Tech swimmers will be sporting pink caps to signify the event.