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Thursday October 18, 2012Gator Women to Compete in SMU Classic Friday and Saturday

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida women’s swimming and diving team will be competing in the SMU Classic beginning Friday, October 19 and ending Saturday, October 20 in Dallas, Texas at Perkins Natatorium.


The meet will feature six teams from six different conferences, each of which finished last season ranked in the top 25; Southern California (No. 3), Texas (No. 9), Florida (No. 10), SMU (No. 16), North Carolina (No. 19) and Louisville (No. 24).


The SMU Classic is designed to showcase the versatility of each school’s athletes by limiting the school to eight swimmers and one diver. The format states that each school must have one representative in each race. The complete rules for the meet are below.


The meet will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday and Saturday and live stats will be available through SMU’s website once the meet begins.


Gator fans are encouraged to follow the swimming and diving program via Twitter or Facebook. A complete recap of each day’s events will be available on



1. A swimmer may swim three events per day but one of those must be a relay.
2. Each team enters one swimmer per heat, and the best swimmer must be in the championship heat.
3. The total squad can only be eight swimmers and one diver.
4. There is only one championship heat for relays.
5. The consolation heat will take place before the championship heat.
6. Lane positions will rotate after each event.
7. Scoring is as follows:
- Individual: 16-13-12-11-10-9-7-5-4-3-2-1
- Relays: 24-20-18-16-14-12
Diving events will consist of 6 optional dives on 1-Meter and 3-Meter boards.


Schedule of Events
400 Medley Relay
400 I.M.
200 Freestyle
50 Freestyle
1-Meter Diving
100 Butterfly
100 Backstroke
100 Breaststroke
800 Freestyle Relay

200 Medley Relay
500 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Backstroke
3-Meter Diving
100 Freestyle
200 Butterfly
200 I.M.
200 Freestyle Relay

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