TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams will kick off the 2018-19 season by competing against each other in the annual Garnet vs. Gold meet, which will be held at the Morcom Aquatics Center on Saturday at 10 a.m.
“This is an exciting time of year for us,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Our team is excited to compete. We’ve been competing against each other all week with little contests here and there and now we’re eager to get in the pool and see what we have. It should be a fun and team oriented team atmosphere.”
The meet will feature 14 swimming events and a combined diving event. The teams will compete in the 100’s and 200’s of all four strokes in addition to the 1000 free, 500 free, 50 free and 200 IM. They will also swim the 200 medley and free relays.
Fans are welcome to attend and admission is free to all FSU swimming and diving meets this season.
Following the Garnet vs. Gold match up, the Seminoles will begin a tough fall schedule, competing in duals over five straight weekends that will feature ACC opponents and nationally-ranked squads.
Florida State will officially open the 2018-19 season on Oct. 6 at home by welcoming Pitt and Georgia Tech at 10 a.m.
Pike, Lovemore Represent South Africa at FINA World Cup
Former FSU swimmers Jared Pike and Tayla Lovemore are representing South Africa in the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup.
Pike and Lovemore are competing at the third stop in Eindhoven, which runs Sept. 28-30.
In Friday’s prelims, Pike placed 15th in the 100m breast with a time of 1:01.15 while Lovemore took 19th in the 100m IM (1:01.82) and 37th in the 50m free (26.63).
Pike is also scheduled to compete in the 50 and 200 breast while Lovemore will race in the 50 and 100 fly and 100 free.
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