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Nick Alexiou’s Move from Virginia to UF

By on October 9th, 2014

Junior year isn’t really anything special for most college students, however 2013 All American freestyle swimmer Nick Alexiou is an exception. Alexiou transferred from the University of Virginia this past spring to swim for the University of Florida. Alexiou started … Continue reading

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UF Diving Coach Donnie Craine Dies In Accident

By on April 25th, 2014

Long time University of Florida diving coach Donnie Craine has died in a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia in Lee County in Florida. Craine died Thursday and leaves behind a wife and three children. Craine spent 30 of … Continue reading

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Florida Men’s Swimming and Diving at NCAA Championships

By on March 27th, 2014

The top-ranked Florida men’s swimming and diving team opens competition in the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas on Thursday. Last season, the Gators placed sixth, but were only 3.5 points from breaking into the top four. The Gators have placed … Continue reading

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Q&A with SEC Swimmer of the Week Dan Wallace

By on January 24th, 2014

WRUF’s Tori Petry caught up with SEC Swimmer of the Week Dan Wallace to talk to him about the honor and find out a little more about the Scottish-born athlete for this week’s Gator Spotlight. Wallace earned the honor after … Continue reading

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Gator Swimmers Go To Ohio State Buckeye Invitational

By on November 22nd, 2013

The Florida swimming and diving team will head to Columbus, Ohio for the third annual Ohio State Invitational. The meet will run Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Competitors from as many as 13 universities … Continue reading

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University of Florida Swimming and Diving: Eyes on the Prize

By on November 15th, 2013

The University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving seasons are underway. Last season, both teams achieved success, the men’s team winning the SEC Championship and finishing sixth at the NCAA Tournament with the women’s team  finishing sixth in the NCAA’s as … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Beisel Shines and Earns SEC Female Swimmer of the Week Honors

By on October 24th, 2013

Florida swimmer Elizabeth Beisel’s senior year surge continued last week, helping the Gators to a win over Missouri and a narrow defeat versus California en route to earning SEC Female Swimmer of the Week. This is the eighth time in … Continue reading

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Florida Swimming and Diving teams set to host meet all weekend

By on September 28th, 2013

The Gator swimming and diving teams will open up their 2013-2014 season schedule by hosting the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invitational this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the O'Connell Center. Participating in the meet are a plethora of teams from … Continue reading

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Florida swimming finds big results this weekend

By on April 2nd, 2013

The Florida Gator men and women’s swim teams both finished sixth in their respective championship meets. The Gator men’s team collected a national title, 38 All-American honors, and set four school records over the course of their three day meet. … Continue reading

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UF Assistant Swim Coach Gemma Spofforth Aims To Help Outside of the Pool

By on December 6th, 2012

On the University of Florida swim team, it would be easy to say new assistant coach Gemma Spofforth is great for the job because of her impressive swimming resume – Former Gator, British Olympian, and world record holder. But Gemma … Continue reading

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