February 23, 2021

Men’s Swimming to Take Over ACCs on Wednesday

NotesSchedule of Events

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  –  The 2021 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships will resume on Wednesday and run through Saturday with men’s swimming competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, where No. 15 Florida State will be one of nine nationally-ranked squads racing this week.

No. 15 Florida State will be one of nine nationally-ranked squads competing this week.

“We’re excited to get started this week,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “The guys have been great all year and are really ready to do something special.”

The Seminoles finished the 2020-21 season undefeated for the first time since 1997 at 6-0, 1-0 ACC. FSU had key wins over RV Georgia Tech, TCU and for the first time in program history, No. 22 Auburn.

The Meet

The 200 medley relay will take off at 5:15 p.m., and the 800 free relay will follow shortly after.

Individual races for the Seminoles will start on Thursday at 10 a.m. and will feature the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free. The top 24 swimmers in each race will compete in finals starting at 6 p.m.

The meet will air on the ACC Network Extra and live timing will be available through meet mobile.

No spectators will be allowed at the meet.

The men’s diving portion of the event took place last week, with the Seminoles scoring 110 points, which is the fifth-highest total in the meet.


ACC Network Extra Schedule

Wednesday (4 – 7pm) – https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=ec25daa8-297c-40b5-9e8a-9569730544d1

Thursday (10am – 9 pm) – https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=afb0d527-5ae1-4d3a-96c2-23f720901a94

Friday (10 am – 9 pm) – https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=71b46d48-37cd-49f0-bc11-9810368f92bb

Saturday (10 am – 9 pm) – https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=25a9d9f0-fe4b-48ee-93b2-9d05f3c39bb8

Returning to ACCs

FSU returns six-time 2020 ACC medalist sophomore Peter Varjasi and 100 breast bronze medalist junior Izaak Bastian. Individually, Varjasi won silver in the 100 free and bronze in the 50 free and was a part of four relay podium finishes. He was the only freshman in school history to win six medals at a single ACCs.

The Seminoles earned a spot on the podium in all five relays for the first time since 2009.  FSU returns three of the four swimmers from each of those medal-winning relays.

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