The Florida men’s swimming and diving team won its third straight SEC title this past weekend at the SEC Championship meet at Auburn. With this win, the men now have 36 program titles. The women took third behind Georgia and Texas A&M.
“We swam well on both the men and the women’s side. We were fortunate enough on the men’s side that we won a real tight meet. There were a lot of good teams, a lot of tremendous performances. Our folks, I’m really proud of the way that they stood up. The men were good across the board. We were good in every session, especially good in the morning sessions. We’ve got to be good because you don’t score any points if you’re not good in the morning,” said head coach Gregg Troy.
The men performed well overall, including wins in the 100 fly, 500 free, and 800 free relay.
The women performed impressively as well, taking titles in the 100, 200, and 1,650 free and the 200 IM.
The team looks ahead to the Last Chance Meet this weekend at home before they travel to NCAA’s.
“Everyone that swam last week is going to get up and compete again, a few people we just want to make sure are in the right events for the NCAA meet. We have a whole group that didn’t go to the meet and we are hoping to qualify one or two more for the meet. But it’s a real experience builder. We have some younger guys, especially that didn’t go to the conference meet, that we have to depend upon next year to put them in a format where they get to race all of the folks that raced last week,” said Troy.
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