Posted: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013
The NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships are still in progress, but the University ofhave clinched the 2013 national championship. This is the program's fifth NCAA championship: UGA won in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2005, all under Head Coach Jack Bauerle (UGA '75), now in his 34th year leading the women's swimming team.
Several fine performances prepared the team to the championship. Georgia won titles in the 200 medley (Allison Schmitt), the 800 freestyle relay (Schmitt, Shannon Vreeland, Megan Romano, Brittany McLean), and (literally as I'm typing this) the 400 freestyle relay (Vreeland, Schmitt, Romano, and Chantal Van Landeghem). Georgia's swimmers set a new NCAA record in the 400 freestyle, according to the announcers, but I'm going to have to get back to you on the time once the results are posted at the NCAA site.
We will update with complete results when the meet is over.