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2009 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Colin Bell


Coral Springs, Fla. (Taravella)
Colin Patrick Bell


Freshman All-SEC Selection


Career Best Dives

One-Meter: 332.50             (2010 SEC Championships)

Three-Meter: 379.45          (2010 SEC Championships)

Platform: 350.75                 (2010 SEC Championships)


At Florida

2010-11: Finished sixth on the three-meter boards (298.50) and 11th in one-meter competition (250.80) in his season debut at Florida State… Registered season-best scores in all three events at the Big Al Open, taking second on the platform (307.30) and in one-meter diving (302.95) and fourth in three-meter diving (361.50).


2009-10: Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Placed fifth in three-meter diving (379.45), eighth in one-meter diving (332.50) and sixth in platform diving (350.75) at the 2010 SEC Championships...Dove to a second-place finish on the three-meter boards (337.58) and a third-place finish on the one-meter boards (307.87) against Auburn…Won the one-meter competition against FAU (315.23)…Finished third in the three-meter competition (319.05) against LSU…Placed second on the one-meter boards (321.45) and third on the three-meter boards (346.58) vs. Indian River State College…Took seventh in three-meter competition (306.65) and eighth in platform diving (272.15) at the Georgia Tech Invitational…Placed second on the three-meter boards (306.53) against Georgia.


2008-09: Garnered Freshman All-SEC honors at the 2009 SEC Championships, where he helped the Gator men finish second…Was the highest freshman finisher in the platform competition, placing 11th overall…Qualified for and competed at the 2009 NCAA Zone Diving Championships after joining the Gators midway through the 2008-09 campaign…Finished 15th (247.00) in prelims of the platform competition at Zones and returned to finals, placing 17th overall (483.65)…Took 29th on the three-meter board (270.50) and 33rd on the one-meter springboard (252.15) at the Zone B meet…Competed for the Gators at the 2009 Tennessee Diving Invitational, finishing 20th in the platform (207.50), 22nd in the three-meter competition (262.10) and 38th overall on the one-meter board (209.85)…Had a career-best performance on the one-meter springboard against Indian River State College and Florida Gulf Coast University, racking up 315.00 points, placing third overall…Took 10th in one-meter prelims at SECs (289.40), 11th in the platform and 12th on the three-meter board (321.80) at his first SEC competition as a Gator.


High School

Graduated from J.P. Taravella High School … A varsity diver that was coached at Taravella by Dave Burgering.



Fort Lauderdale Diving Team, coached by Dave Burgering.

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