September 27, 2012 - by
The Race for the State

Sept. 27, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The men’s and women’s Florida State swimming teams will hit the road for their first test of the season. The Seminoles will compete in the three-day, prelim and final formatted meet at the All-Florida Invite, in Gainesville, Fla. starting on Sept. 28 and will run through Sept. 30.

“The test for us is to have that first competition,” head coach Neil Harper said. “You have to be good for six sessions.  The great thing about this meet is that a lot of our kids are competing against former teammates from either high school or club. We’re going to get a good glance of what we have and how the athletes are responding to their training as well as whether they’ve got the energy and excitement to last for three days.”

The University of Florida will host six schools in addition to Florida State at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Pool in Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Miami, North Florida, Nova Southeastern and Rollins College. Among the eight schools, the Seminoles will face five of the opponents later in the 2012-13 dual meet season.

Prelims on Friday will begin at 10 a.m. with finals to follow at 7 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday prelims will start at 9 a.m. with finals to start at 4 p.m.  Top 16 finishers in each event with the exception of relays and the 1650 free will qualify for finals. Both relays and the mile are timed finals.

The Seminoles will compete in 38 of the 40 scheduled events as the divers will not attend this meet. For more information, check back to, Twitter (@FSU_Swimming) and Facebook.

Day 1

200 Free Relay

500 Free

200 IM

50 Free

400 Medley Relay


Day 2

200 Medley Relay

400 IM

100 Fly

200 Free

100 Breast

100 Back

800 Free Relay


Day 3

1650 Free

200 Back

100 Free

200 Breast

200 Fly

400 Free Relay

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