Nov. 18, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving team will see what a little rest can do when they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the Georgia Tech Invitational beginning on Friday.
“Our team has been looking forward to this meet for awhile,” head coach Neil Harper said. “We’ve used this meet as a focus point throughout training. For the swimmers, we’re going to give them a little bit of rest from the training to see how they respond.”
The Seminoles enter the meet as defending champions, earning the 2009 title on both the men’s and women’s sides. To repeat the feat, FSU will have to defeat tough competition from teams like Texas A&M, Michigan State and ACC competitors Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina State. While winning the championship is a great accomplishment, the main goal for the Garnet and Gold is to see how the team has responded to training.
“We do what we need to do and we think that if they kids prepared themselves well over the summer and have conditioned and prepared themselves well during the season, then they have an opportunity to see what they’re capable of doing,” Harper said. “We won’t sacrifice to win at all costs, but at the same time in the past when we’ve given our kids a little rest they’ve responded well.”
The meet begins Friday morning with preliminary heats, while finals start at 6:00 p.m. For live results and recaps from each day of competition, log onto www.seminoles.com.