Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving

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Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving
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Team information
Conference Southeastern Conference
Location Athens, GA
Founded 1926 (Men)
1974 (Women)
Nickname(s) Swim Dawgs
Colors

     Red
     Black

Head coach Jack Bauerle
Home pool Gabrielsen Natatorium
Titles
Women's NCAA 6 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013, 2014)[1][2]
Men's SEC 3 (1951, 1952, 1955)[3]
Women's SEC 11 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)[2]

The Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving team 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 six NCAA national championships (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013, 2014). Jack Bauerle is the head coach over both the men's and women's swimming teams. Dan Laak is the head diving coach.

History[edit]

The men's team was formed in 1926 by Clarence Jones and practices were held in the Athens YMCA 20-yard pool.[4] The men's team later moved to Stegeman Hall, an indoor athletics and training facility built during World War I and demolished in 1996.[5][6] The women's team began competing in 1974. Both teams moved to their current facility, Gabrielsen Natatorium, in 1996.

The women's 1st place finish in the 2014 Women's NCAA national championships was their 20th consecutive top-7 effort at that meet.[1][7] The men's team has finished in the top 15 at Men's NCAA national championships every year since 1997.[3] A 7th place showing at the 2008 Men's championship was the eighth top-ten finish for the men's team in its history.[8]

Men’s team head coaches[edit]

Coach Seasons Years Wins Losses Ties Win %
Jack Bauerle (As of 2012-2013 season) 31 1983–present 201 87 1 .697
Pete Scholle 13 1971-1983 97 53 0 .647
Alan Gentry 3 1968-1970 16 18 0 .471
Richard Wammock 1 1946-1967 9 4 0 .692
Bramwell W. “Bump” Gabrielson 19 1948-1966 118 106 4 .526
Ed Sterrett and Bill Dix 1 1946-1947 1 6 0 .143
Clarence W. “Jonesy” Jones 16 1926-1942 41 36 0 .532

Women’s team head coaches[edit]

Coach Seasons Years Wins Losses Ties Win %
Jack Bauerle (As of 2012-2013 season) 34 1979–present 287 33 1 .896
Dr. Joe McEvoy 2 1977-1979 11 10 0 .524
Martha Washington 4 1974-1977 NA NA NA NA

Facilities[edit]

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.[9]

NCAA National Team Championships[edit]

The women's team has won 6 NCAA National Championships.[2]

Georgia Bulldogs Team NCAA National Championships
Year Team National Champion Score Runner-up Score Location
1999 Women Georgia 504.5 Stanford 441 Athens, Georgia
2000 Women Georgia 490.5 Arizona 472 Indianapolis, Indiana
2001 Women Georgia 389 Stanford 387.5 Long Island, New York
2005 Women Georgia 609.5 Auburn 492 West Lafayette, Indiana
2013 Women Georgia 477 Cal 393 Indianapolis, Indiana
2014 Women Georgia 528 Stanford 402.5 Minneapolis, Minnesota

NCAA National Championship Meet History[edit]

Georgia Bulldogs NCAA National Championship Meet Team History
Year Team Place Points Team Place Points
2014 Women 1st 528 Men 5th 259
2013 Women 1st 477 Men 10th 163
2012 Women 2nd 366 Men 11th 106.5
2011 Women 2nd 394.5 Men 10th 157
2010 Women 5th 342.5 Men 8th 143
2009 Women 2nd 400.5 Men 10th 131
2008 Women 7th 198 Men 7th 229
2007 Women 5th 290 Men 13th 98
2006 Women 2nd 515.5 Men 9th 197
2005 Women 1st 609.5 Men 10th 177
2004 Women 2nd 431 Men 10th 112.5
2003 Women 2nd 373 Men 14th 104
2002 Women 2nd 386 Men 10th 167
2001 Women 1st 389 Men 15th 78
2000 Women 1st 490.5 Men 15th 92
1999 Women 1st 504.5 Men 9th 149.5
1998 Women 3rd 368 Men 7th 175.5
1997 Women 5th 500 Men 3rd 847
1996 Women 5th 268 Men 11th 127
1995 Women 6th Men 16th
1994 Women 15th Men 16th
1993 Women 12th 94 Men 15th 92
1992 Women 9th 130 Men 32nd 13
1991 Women 8th 137 Men
1990 Women 13th 85 Men 30th 14
1989 Women 10th Men 26th
1988 Women 14th Men 31st
1987 Women 6th Men
1986 Women 9th Men
1985 Women 13th Men
1984 Women 17th Men
1983 Women 22nd Men

Notable current and former team members[edit]

Current and Former Georgia Bulldog Swimmers & Divers
Swimmers Divers
Men Women Men Women

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Division I NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Women's Swimming & Diving" (pdf). SECsports.com. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Men's Swimming & Diving" (pdf). SECsports.com. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  4. ^ Magill, Dan (March 22, 1999). "Bauerle known for perseverance". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  5. ^ Hannon, Kent. "Titletown U.S.A: After scare that coach might leave, swimmers rule at NCAAs in Athens". University of Georgia. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  6. ^ Board of Regents (February 1996). "Meeting Minutes". University System of Georgia. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  7. ^ "UGA Swim and Dive Team History". UGA Sports Communications. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  8. ^ "Senior swimmers leads Bulldogs at NCAA meet". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. March 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  9. ^ "Gabrielsen Natatorium". Retrieved 2008-03-23. [dead link]

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