Nov. 19, 2009
ATLANTA – After nearly a month off from competition, the Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams host an invitational this weekend at the Aquatic Center. The Yellow Jackets welcome fellow ACC foes Clemson, Florida State and NC State, along with Florida (men’s team), Florida International (women’s team) and Gardner-Webb.
Action gets underway on Friday with preliminary rounds beginning at 10 a.m. and the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday’s preliminaries will kick off at 10 a.m., with the finals at 6 p.m., while on Sunday, action gets underway with preliminaries at 9 a.m. and finals at 3 p.m.
“We are looking forward to getting back to action in our home pool this upcoming weekend,” said swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We are hosting some of the best teams in the country as well as the ACC. This will be a good gauge as to where we are right now in the middle of the season. We are excited to swim fast and achieve some NCAA cuts.”
Friday’s events are the 200-yard freestyle relay, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle, women’s one-meter diving, men’s three-meter diving and the 400-yard medley relay. On Saturday’s docket is the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, women’s three-meter diving, men’s one-meter diving and the 800-yard free relay. The weekend concludes on Sunday with the 1,650-yard free, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard free, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, platform diving and the 400-yard free relay.
All events will be swum as prelims and finals with the exception of the 1,650-yard free. All finals will consist of two heats of 10 except relays, which will be one heat. Relays will be swum during finals with a prelim swim option and each team can swim two relays during finals with the fastest relay from each team in the championship.
For the 1,650-yard free, the fastest 10 men and women 1,000-yard seed times will be swum at finals. The remaining heats will be swum slowest to fastest alternating women and men immediately following the morning prelim swim. Each swimmer may swim in four individual events and unlimited relays team scores using championship scoring through 16 places.
Live stats will be available all weekend at http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/livestats/c-swim/ Full recaps and results can be found as well at www.ramblinwreck.com following each day of competition.