The Oviedo, Fla. native is seeded ninth in his specialty, the 100 breast (52.15), where he will look to improve on his ninth place showing at the 2015 meet where he set a new FSU record of 52.11.
Coombs is the first three-time qualifier since Rob Holderness qualified for four NCAA’s from 2008-11.
Grisell will be competing in his second career NCAA meet after he placed seventh on 1-meter before winning platform at the Zone B qualifier. The Toronto, Ont. native will first compete on 1-meter on Thursday before taking to platform on Saturday.
“He’s been looking really good in practice,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “Dylan has had a lot of meets like this under his belt. It’s almost second nature to him. Hopefully, he goes in there relaxed and performs well.”
Prelims for swimming will start at 10 a.m. while diving will follow at 12:15 p.m. airing on Atlantaswimming.com. Finals for Friday and Saturday will be streamed on ESPN3.
For the second time in Georgia Tech history, the McCauley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was originally the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.
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