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Tech Swimming & Diving Hosts Georgia Wednesday At 4 P.M.

Oct. 16, 2012

THE FLATS – Fresh off a pair of victories this past weekend, the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams host the University of Georgia at the GT Aquatic Center Wednesday afternoon. The meet begins at 4 p.m. and admission is free.

You can find live video coverage of tomorrow’s meet and live scoring at RamblinWreck.com. Also, be sure to follow the Jackets’ on Twitter @GTswim for in-meet updates.

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Tech received very balanced production in beating College of Charleston on Saturday to open the season. Seven different women won at least one individual event, while 11 different men contributed individual victories. The men defeated the Cougars, 187-99, with the women winning 167-122.

“We’re looking forward to tomorrow and a chance to compete against Georgia,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart, who was an All-American for the Bulldogs. “Coach Bauerle always has very good teams so it will be a good, early test for us. I was pleased with how we looked against the College of Charleston and it was to get our freshmen some action.”

Diver Brandon Makinson highlighted Saturday’s meet by breaking a school record on the 3-meter springboard, and the senior was honored Tuesday as the ACC Men’s Diver of the Week.

The native of Alberta, Canada won both springboard events, posting a score of 408.85 on the 3-meter board to top his previous record of 408.10 set at the 2011 ACC Championship.

This is the third career ACC weekly honor for Makinson, who is the reigning ACC silver-medalist on the 1-meter and won the bronze on the 3-meter board as a sophomore.

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