With the Pentathlon and the Garnet
and Gold meet already under our belts, the Florida State Swimming and Diving
team's season has officially kicked off!
These two meets really encourage the team and allow us to really get
pumped up for the upcoming season.
The pentathlon is first, which is where everyone on the team swims the
50 freestyle, 100 breastroke, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200
freestyle. It is a really enjoyable,
team meet that brings everyone together as there are some people who can only
do the 50 freestyle for example, but they are really working so hard for the
team in every other event. It is
great to see everyone working hard not only for themselves but for each other. The Garnet and Gold meet is where the
team is divided into two teams and we race the dual meet schedule. It creates a really great atmosphere
between the two teams and creates an even greater atmosphere at the end when we
all come back together for the Florida State cheer!
The weekend of the Oklahoma
football game (9/24/11) was a great weekend to be a Seminole. The swimmers and coaches tailgated at
the pool with the recruits that we had in town. It was a lot of fun where we jumped off the diving boards,
lounged in the pool, played corn hole and ate some great food catered by PoBoys. We all enjoyed each other's company
after a great workout in the pool! We got a tan and relaxed before a football
game that will never be forgotten! The energy that was created in Doak Campbell
Stadium was incredible and it was great to stand with the swim team enjoying
this memorable moment together.
After a fantastic weekend of workouts, tailgating at the pool and
watching a nail biting football game, it is a great time to be a Seminole!
The ladies travelled to Miami this
past weekend to face ACC rival Miami and also Florida Gulf Coast's swim
team. It was great to have the
girl's team together. We posted
some great times and I think we were pleasantly surprised with where we are
following a hard week of training.
It was really exciting and this has pumped us all up for the rest of the
The whole team leaves for the All
Florida Invite in Gainesville this Thursday. It will be awesome to have the whole team together for the
first away meet of the season. Be
sure to stop by Morcom the following weekend (10/14/11 and 10/1511) as the two
meets we will be swimming cover the Senior Meet and our Gold Letter meet while
we race LSU on Friday afternoon (3pm) and Alabama and South Carolina Saturday
morning (11am). Be sure to check
out all of our results on Seminoles.com! J