Athens, GA - The Georgia swimming and diving teams will be competing in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday as they inch closer to next month’s SEC Championships.
The 11th-ranked Bulldogs will meet No. 10 Tennessee and No. 12 Indiana at noon at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, then the No. 2 Lady Bulldogs will face No. 10 Tennessee at 4 p.m.
“This weekend will be a huge challenge for us,” Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said. “We’re swimming some of the best teams in the country. Tennessee has very good teams, and we always have knockdown, drag-out meets with them. I don’t see any reason why this one won’t be the same way. Plus Indiana’s men will pose a gigantic threat to us. We’ll have to swim exceptionally well to have a chance to win.”
After a tri-meet in Columbia with South Carolina and Alabama next Saturday, Georgia will set its sights on the SECs (Feb. 11-13 for diving, Feb. 16-19 for swimming).
The Bulldogs will be led by SEC leaders Martin Grodzki (500 and 1,650 freestyle), Mark Dylla (200 butterfly) and Doug Reynolds (100 butterfly). The Lady Bulldogs’ top SEC performers include Megan Romano (200 freestyle and 100 backstroke), Wendy Trott (500 and 1,650 freestyle), Sara Nicponski (100 breaststroke) and Melanie Margalis (200 individual medley).