February 1, 2018
Swim & Dive Heads to Auburn for Invitational

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams will head to Auburn, Ala. this weekend for a three-day invitational at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

“I am very excited to see what this group can do this weekend,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “They have worked very hard and they’re ready to swim fast.”

The Meet

The Auburn Invite will run between Feb. 2-4 and feature athletes representing nationally-ranked squads from FSU, Auburn, Alabama and Florida.

Prelims each day being at 9:30 a.m. (CT) and with the top 24 swimmers in each event advancing to finals. Finals on Friday and Saturday will start at 5:30 p.m. (CT) while Sunday’s finals beginning at 3 p.m. (CT).

Friday’s events will feature the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and both the 200 free and 400 medley relays. Saturday’s individual events are the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back along with the 200 medley and 800 free relays. The meet will conclude with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.

Live timing will run through Auburn and on Meet Mobile.

The Competition

Florida State (5-7, 4-5) has competed against both (No. 17/3) Florida and (RV/t16) Alabama in dual meets and invitationals this season. The women’s team also raced against the 15th-ranked Tigers at the Georgia Tech Invite, finishing third behind Auburn and Alabama.

The Crimson Tide and Gators both edged out the Seminoles in duals during January. FSU also finished second to Florida at the All Florida Invitational to kick off the season.

The Last Time Out

Both FSU teams defeated Florida Atlantic last weekend on senior day to finish the dual meet season. Following the meet, the CSCAA released its latest poll on Jan. 31, ranking the men’s team 21st. The men have been included in every poll this season dating back to Oct. 4, 2017.

The CSCAA also released its list of Scholar All-America teams on Monday. The women’s team was included with a 3.42 overall team GPA. The mark was the sixth highest in the ACC.

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