ATHENS, Georgia – After a two-month hiatus from competition, the No. 12 swimming and diving team from the University of Georgia returns to the water Saturday morning for a game against SEC rival Tennessee at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. EST and will be streamed live on SEC Network+ with live results available on GeorgiaDogs.com and for paying subscribers on the MeetMobile app. The first 100 fans to attend Gabrielsen will receive a Georgia swim and dive t-shirt and food.
In the all-time series, the Georgia women lead by a margin of 33-7-1, but they have not beaten the Lady Vols since 2018. In the men’s series, Tennessee leads 23-15-1. Last season, the Georgia men went on to go on an undefeated regular season with a 150.5-149.5 win, sealing their final relay meeting.
Saturday’s game is the Bulldogs’ first competitive action since the closing of the Georgia Tech Invitational in November. Despite a limited roster due to illness, the Bulldog women finished first overall while the Bulldog men took fifth. Junior Zoie Hartman took three individual wins and was part of four relays for first place, while senior Dakota Luther remained undefeated in the butterfly. On the men’s side, junior Dillon Downing set a new school record in the 100 freestyle and set two A-cut times in the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay.
Led by head coach Matt Kredich, Tennessee heads once again for the SEC Championships as one of the top title contenders, with the Lady Vols currently holding the conference’s highest ranking at number 6. battle with Hartman while junior Kristen Stege, sister of Georgia freshman Rachel Stege, returns to the site of her SEC title last season in the mile.
Following Saturday’s encounter, Georgia will host Emory next Saturday at 11 a.m. in its annual Senior Day game. Prior to the meeting, 18 seniors, fifth-year seniors and graduate students will be recognized for their contributions to the program.
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