Georgia women's diving will have three new competitions this fall to replace departing seniors McKensi Austin and Freida Lim.
The Red & Black caught up with Georgia swimming and diving head coach Jack Bauerle, who's currently training with Team USA swimmers in Watkinsville, to talk about his experiences this spring and summer and his outlook for the 2020-21 swim season.
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March is not just a month for basketball. For the Georgia swimming and diving team, the year-long season all comes down to the NCAA men and wo…
Due to increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the SEC announced on Wednesday that conference sports events — including all Georgia sports events — will be closed to the public from Thursday, March 12 through March 30.
After bringing home 26 medals from SECs, the Georgia swimming and diving team will face their final chance to qualify for the NCAA championships at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance meet on Feb. 29 and March 1.
The final score for Georgia’s men’s team was 953.5 while the women’s team finished with a score of 986 to place third and fourth overall, respectively.
The Georgia swimming and diving team headed to Auburn, Alabama, on Tuesday morning for the the 2020 SEC championships. The first half was met with several record-breaking times and two gold medals as Georgia consistently climbs the rankings.
The Georgia swimming and diving team has been excitedly preparing their minds and bodies for upcoming postseason competitions. A gauntlet that includes the SEC championship, the last chance meet, diving zones and the NCAA championships begin Feb. 18 and continue each week through the end of March.
What was supposed to be Georgia’s last regular meet of the season before SEC and NCAA championships ended up with an intrasquad focused on gratitude and reminiscence for seniors.
Georgia divers are asked to jump off high platforms, do complex stunts and create as little of a splash as possible. All the while, a panel of judges eye and score their every move.
Competition was high as Tennessee came to Gabrielsen Natatorium with its men ranked No. 12 and women ranked No. 4. Though the Georgia women fell short, the No. 8 Georgia men’s swimming and diving team ended Tennessee’s undefeated season.
In college, swimmers advance to championships individually causing it to be easier for them to focus more on their personal swim times rather than the team’s collective ranking.
At 5 a.m. every weekday morning, while Georgia’s campus sits stagnant, the swimming and diving team is up and ready for its first practice of the day.
Less than two months remain until the end of the 2019-20 qualifying period, which culminates with the aptly-named “Bulldog Last Chance Meet” from Feb. 29 to March 1. Georgia’s slate of three home dual meets leading up to the SEC championship meet in mid-February highlights a dichotomy confronted by collegiate swimming programs.
It was Georgia’s first home meet of the season, and it exceeded any expectations. With a chance for the Bulldogs to showcase their talents before championships at home, they did not disappoint.
The Georgia swimming and diving team has kept busy during the fall season, and it is only getting started. Though Gabrielsen Natatorium, Georgia’s home pool, has been quiet for far too long.