Tuesday January 29, 2013Cieslak Named SEC Swimmer of the Week
For the second-straight week a member of the University of Florida men’s swimming and diving team has been named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week announced the conference on Tuesday. Junior Marcin Cieslak (Warsaw, Poland) earned his first swimmer of the week award this season and the third of his career. He is also the reigning SEC Male Swimmer of the Year.
The award comes after the Gators defeated Auburn on Saturday in dual meet action. The win kept UF undefeated on the season (6-0, 4-0 SEC). Cieslak won all three individual events he competed in during action against the Tigers. He won the 200 IM in 1:46.99 and swept both butterfly events. Cieslak took the 200 fly in 1:45.96 and touched the 100 fly wall in 47.65. He led Florida with three victories as the Gators defeated the Tigers 167-133.
So far this season, Cieslak has collected 12 individual event victories, 19 total. He has already recorded and NCAA “A” cut time in the 200 fly and has NCAA “B” cuts in six other events. Cieslak currently holds the top times in the SEC in both the 100 and 200 fly and his 200 fly time is also second in the nation.
The Gators will host their final dual meet of the season Friday, February 1 against SEC rival Tennessee. The meet is designated as Senior Day and will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
SEC Swimming and Diving Athletes of the Week
SEC Male Swimmer of the Week – Marcin Cieslak, Florida
SEC Male Diver of the Week – Rylan Ridenour, South Carolina
SEC Male Freshman of the Week – Chase Kalisz, Georgia