TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The (No. 18/RV) Florida State swimming and diving teams will officially begin the 2020-21 season on Friday by hosting ACC foe Georgia Tech at 12 p.m.
All meets at the Morcom Aquatics Center will be closed to public until further notice, due to COVID-19.
“We are just grateful and thankful that we get to do this season,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “If 2020 has taught our team anything, it’s resilience and we are going to need that tomorrow against at good Georgia Tech team. We will be without some Noles, but we feel we can still compete.”
The meet will follow the 16 event format featuring the 100s and 200s of each stroke in addition to the 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, the 50, 500 and 1000 free as well as 200 IM. Men’s and women’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving will run simultaneously to swimming. Live timing will be available on Meet Mobile and updates will be generated via Twitter (@FSU_Swimming).
Following Friday’s meet against the Yellow Jackets, the Seminoles will host five other meets in Tallahassee this season, including a two-day meet against TCU on Nov. 13-14. The women will compete at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and men on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Florida State leads the all-time series against the Yellow Jackets 37-3 (M) and 15-1 (W), however it will the second meeting between the Noles and Horned Frogs. FSU defeated TCU on Oct. 26, 1991 (W, 70-41; M- 66-47) at a quad meet in Baton Rouge.
Both squads will travel to Athens, Ga., for the Georgia Invitational on Nov. 18-20 to close out the 2020 portion of the season.
In 2021, the Noles will welcome LSU on Jan. 8, Gardner-Webb on Jan. 16., before heading to face Auburn on Jan. 20. The women will host North Florida on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. to close out the dual meet season.
The ACC Championships are schedule to be in Greensboro, N.C., from Feb. 17-20 and Feb. 24-27. Both teams will return to the Greensboro Aquatic Center for the NCAA Championships, with the women’s meet running from March 17-20 and the men following March 24-27.
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