Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving

infobox College swim team


imagesize = 97 px
hex1 = #D60022
hex2 = #000000
founded = 1926 {Men)
1974 (Women)
conference = Southeastern Conference
conferenceshort = SEC
history = 17 SEC Championships, 12 NCAA Championships since 1993
home pool = Gabrielsen Natatorium
city = Athens
state = Georgia (U.S. state)
stateabb = GA
color1 = Red
color2 = Black
coach = Jack Bauerle
men's ncaa =
women's ncaa = 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005)cite web|url=http://cache.secsports.com/doc_lib/wswim_recordbook.pdf |format=pdf |publisher= SECsports.com |title=Women's Swimming & Diving |accessdate=2008-03-23]
men's conference = 3 (1951, 1952, 1955)cite web |url=http://cache.secsports.com/doc_lib/mswim_recordbook.pdf |format=pdf |publisher= SECsports.com |title=Men's Swimming & Diving |accessdate=2008-03-23]
women's conference = 6 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006)

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 four NCAA national championships (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005). Jack Bauerle is the head coach over both the men's and women's swimming teams. Dan Laak is the head diving coach.

History

The men's team was formed in 1926 by Clarence Jones and practices were held in the Athens YMCA 20-yard pool.cite web |url= http://onlineathens.com/stories/032299/dog_0322990018.shtml |last=Magill |first=Dan |title=Bauerle known for perseverance |work=Athens Banner-Herald |date=March 22, 1999 |publisher=Morris Communications |accessdate=2008-03-26] The men's team later moved to Stegeman Hall, an indoor athletics and training facility built during World War I and demolished in 1996.cite web |url= http://www.uga.edu/gm/999/FeatTTown.html|last=Hannon |first=Kent |title=Titletown U.S.A: After scare that coach might leave, swimmers rule at NCAAs in Athens |publisher=University of Georgia |accessdate=2008-03-26] cite conference | last= Board of Regents | title = Meeting Minutes| booktitle = University System of Georgia| date = February 1996 | url = http://www.usg.edu/regents/minutes/1996/feb96.phtml | accessdate = 2008-03-26 ] 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.cite web |url=http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=1417619 |title=Lady Bulldogs Finish Seventh At NCAA Championship |accessdate=2008-03-23 |published= UGA Sports Communications |date= March 22, 2008 ] 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.cite web |url= http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/033108/swimming_2008033100161.shtml |title=Senior swimmers leads Bulldogs at NCAA meet |work=Athens Banner-Herald |date=March 31, 2008 |publisher=Morris Communications |accessdate=2008-04-01]

Facilities

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.cite web |url=http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=301118 |title= Gabrielsen Natatorium |accessdate=2008-03-23]

NCAA National Team Championships

The women's team has won 4 NCAA National Championships.

Notable former Georgia swimmers

*Kim Black
*Lisa Coole
*Maritza Correia
*Lauren English
*Yoav Gath
*Kara Lynn Joyce
*Kristy Kowal
*Robert Margalis
*Courtney Shealy
*Sheila Taormina
*Amanda Weir

References

External links

* [http://www.ncaasports.com/swimming/womens NCAA women's swimming and diving]
* [http://www.ncaasports.com/swimming/mens NCAA women's swimming and diving]


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