Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving
|Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving|
|Head coach||Jack Bauerle|
|Home pool||Gabrielsen Natatorium|
|Women's NCAA||5 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013)|
|Men's SEC||3 (1951, 1952, 1955)|
|Women's SEC||11 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
The Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving represents the University of Georgia (UGA) in NCAA men's and Women's swimming and diving. Also known as the "Swim Dawgs," the teams compete at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Georgia, USA. The women have won five NCAA national championships (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013). Jack Bauerle is the head coach over both the men's and women's swimming teams. Dan Laak is the head diving coach.
The men's team was formed in 1926 by Clarence Jones and practices were held in the Athens YMCA 20-yard pool. The men's team later moved to Stegeman Hall, an indoor athletics and training facility built during World War I and demolished in 1996. The women's team began competing in 1974. Both teams moved to their current facility, Gabrielsen Natatorium, in 1996.
The women's 7th place finish in the 2008 Women's NCAA national championships was their 14th consecutive top-7 effort at that meet. The men's team has finished in the top 15 at Men's NCAA national championships every year since 1997. A 7th place showing at the 2008 Men's championship was the eighth top-ten finish for the men's team in its history.
The Georgia Swimming and Diving program competes in Gabrielsen Natatorium located on the UGA campus. The center opened in the 1996 and has hosted competitions including the SEC Championships and NCAA Championships.
NCAA National Team Championships
The women's team has won 5 NCAA National Championships.
|Georgia Bulldogs Team NCAA National Championships|
|2001||Women||Georgia||389||Stanford||387.5||Long Island, New York|
|2005||Women||Georgia||609.5||Auburn||492||West Lafayette, Indiana|
Notable former Georgia swimmers
- Kim Black
- Lisa Coole
- Maritza Correia
- Mary DeScenza
- Lauren English
- Yoav Gath
- Kara Lynn Joyce
- Kristy Kowal
- Robert Margalis
- Courtney Shealy
- Sheila Taormina
- Amanda Weir
- Reid Patterson
- Allison Schmitt
- Shannon Vreeland
- Megan Romano
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- "Men's Swimming & Diving" (pdf). SECsports.com. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
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