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Wednesday July 17, 2013Seven Gators to Compete in Southern Zone South Regional Championship

Gainesville, Fla.

Seven Gator swimmers will compete at the four-day Southern Zone South Sectional Championship in Orlando, Fla., beginning July 18 for a chance to qualify for the 2013 US Open Championships in Irvine, Calif., at the end of July. The US Open Championship consists of American and international athletes competing for club teams and is contended in an Olympic sized pool.

 

Redshirt-junior Sebastien Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), sophomore Billy Silva (Gainesville, Fla.), sophomore Matt Curby (Oviedo, Fla.), junior Levar Goossen (Rotterdam, Netherlands), freshman Arthur Frayler (Fort Washington, Pa.), junior Brad deBorde (Longwood, Fla.) and sophomore Jordan Smith (Longwood, Fla.) will all be swimming in the event.

 

The first day of competition will begin at 5:00 p.m. and feature seeded final events. The swimmers will compete in the women’s 1500 free, men’s 800 free, men and women’s 200 medley relay and the men and women’s 200 free relay. The rest of the individual competition will have prelims and finals.

 

Rousseau, a South African Olympian in 2008 and 2012, enters the meet with the lowest qualifying times in the 200-meter freestyle (1:48.69), the 100 butterfly (54.17) and the 200 individual medley (1:59.55). Rousseau also is seeded third in the 200 backstroke (2:02.77) and fifth in the 100 back (57.34).

 

Frayler enters the meet as the top distance swimmer in the event with the lowest seed times in three events, the 1500 free (15:04.69), 800 free (8:02.01) and 400 free (3:53.69). Curby, a four-time All-American, ranks in the top-five based on seed times in the 200 free (1:53.86), 100 fly (55.74), 100 back (56.83) and 200 IM (2:04.10).

 

DeBorde, a fourteen-time All-American, has his eye on the sprint titles after qualifying for the meet with the fastest 100 free (49.94) and second fastest 50 free (22.76). Silva owns the fastest 400 IM (4:25.67) and the second fastest 400 free (3:59.02) and 1500 free (15:46.70) seed times.

 

Smith, the lone female swimmer of the Gator contingent, boasts the second fastest 200 fly (2:18.51) seed mark.

 

US Open records can be found through the following link on USASwimming.org. Link to US Open records

 

Qualifying standards for the US Open Championship and schedule of events is listed below. For more information on the Gator Swimming and Diving program, please visit GatorZone.com or follow @GatorSwimDv on Twitter.

 

Schedule of events:

 

Thursday, July 18

Event #

Event

1

W 1500 free

2

M 800 free

3-4

200 medley relay

5-6

200 free relay

 

Friday, July 19

 

Event #

Event

7-8

200 free

9-10

100 breast

11-12

100 fly

13-14

400 IM

15-16

800 free relay

 

Saturday, July 20

Event #

Event

17-18

100 back

19-20

200 IM

21-122

50 free

23-24

400 free

25-26

400 medley relay

 

Sunday, July 21

 

Event #

Event

27-28

200 fly

29-30

100 free

31-32

200 breast

33-34

200 back

35-36

400 free relay

37

W 800 free

38

M 1500 free

 

 

Qualifying standards for the US Open:

 

Women: SCY/LCM                              Event                                      Men: SCY/LCM

 

22.69

26.39

50 Freestyle

23.49

20.29

49.99

57.19

100 Freestyle

51.49

44.69

1:48.09

2:03.19

200 Freestyle

1:52.89

1:37.79

4:50.89

4:19.39

400/500 Freestyle

3:59.99

4:25.19

10:00.79

8:50.49

800/1000 Freestyle

8:18.59

9:13.19

16:37.99

16:56.59

1500/1650 Freestyle

15:53.59

15:27.79

54.99

1:03.99

100 Backstroke

57.59

49.29

1:58.49

2:17.99

200 Backstroke

2:04.99

1:47.99

1:03.19

1:12.19

100 Breaststroke

1:04.69

55.59

2:16.19

2:35.99

200 Breaststroke

2:20.79

2:01.69

54.09

1:01.99

100 Butterfly

55.29

48.99

2:00.09

2:16.49

200 Butterfly

2:03.99

1:48.89

2:01.19

2:19.49

200 Individual Medley

2:06.59

1:48.99

4:15.99

4:55.89

400 Individual Medley

4:30.49

3:50.49

X

3:52.69

4x100 Freestyle-Relay

3:29.29

X

X

8:22.19

4x200 Freestyle- Relay

7:42.79

X

X

4:18.29

4x100 Medley- Relay

3:50.09

X

 

 

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