MATCH UP: Rollins vs Tampa
SCHEDULE: Saturday, October 13 | 11:00 a.m. |Alfond Swimming Pool
SET UP: After months of preparation, the Tars men's swim team is ready to dive into the 2018-2019 season. This marks Kyle Berg's third year as the head coach of the Tars swim team, while assistant Julianne Kurke enters her first season with the Tars.
Rollins will look to keep the positive momentum going that was started at last year's Sunshine State Conference Championship. A total of 12 school bests were set and each of the new record holders are back in the pool this season. Sophomore Alex Norcini anchors a group of talented returners who put the SSC on notice last year. The meet with UT is the first of four at Alfond pool to start the year.
WHO TO WATCH:
ROLLINS: The Tars have added 10 new faces to the team since last season. The coaching staff are hoping the new comers can make an impact in the pool. A top returner for the Tars, sophomore Alex Norcini, who took 18th at the 2018 NCAA Championship in the 1650 freestyle. Norcini broke three school record times in the 1650 freestyle, 200 IM, 400 IM. Also, returning for the Tars, is sophomore Dan Sulkowski who finished 11th place in the 200- yard breaststroke at conference. Sulkowski broke school bests in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. Chase Benton broke a school records in the 100 butterfly. Norcini, Sulkowski, Benton, and Tobin broke school best in the 200-medley. Elliot Wylie, Sulkowski, Benton, and Tobin broke school records in the 400 medley. Tobin, Benton, Emson, and Sulkowski set a school best in the 200 freestyle. Paul Tobin and Luke Waite were also a part of the 400- yard freestyle that finished sixth at the SSC Championship.
TAMPA: The Spartans bring 18 new faces to the team this season. Retuning for the Spartans senior Cameron Newton finished day two in the 200 Free 2nd place at the Sunshine State Conference Championship. Newton placed 28th in the 200 IM at Division II NCAA championship. Newton notched a 200-free to move atop the UT record book. Newton was also on the 800 Free Relay team along with Forrest Lundy that took 14th place in the SSC Championship. Tampa Brett Saunders and Newton finished 18th in the 200-medley relay at the Division II NCAA championship. Saunders was 31st in the 200 IM at NCAA Championship.
Rollins will take on Florida Southern at home on Friday October 19 4:00 p.m. and Keiser at home on Saturday October 20 at 11:00 p.m.
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