Georgia Mens Swim Finishes Seventh in NCAA


The Georgia mens swim team placed seventh at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

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Matias Koski lead the Georgia swim team to a seven the place finish at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship this past weekend. This is Georgia’s seventh top-10 finish in the past eight seasons. Ksoski is the 1,650-yard freestyle champion.

The Bulldogs finished with 208.5 points,  half point behind North Carolina State. Texas finished first with 528 points, followed by California with 399 points, Michigan with 312 points, Southern Cal with 278 points and Florida with 248 points.

“I’m elated with the way our young men performed this week,” Georgia coach Jack Bauerle told “These meets are never perfect, but they gave us everything they had. Finishing seventh and being back in the top 10 is so small feat. We had to work extremely hard to get back there, and I’m so proud of our guys for all they did.”

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In the 1,650-yard free style event, Koski posted a time of 14:32.38, racing past Michigan’s P.J. Ransford (14:34.36). Koski’s time is his lifetime best and the fourth best all-time  Georgia mark. Koski joined Sebastien Rouault (2006, 2008), Troyden Prinsloo (2009) and Martin Grodzki (2012) as Georgia’s winners in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

“I’m really overjoyed right now, especially since I didn’t come into the year focusing on this race,” Koski told “But after I did well at the SECs, we really zeroed in on this one. It was a good race all the way through. I’m just glad I got to the wall first.”

With Koski’s title, a Georgia swimmer has won an NCAA title every year since 1995.

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Nicolas Fink finished fourth with a school-record time of 1:50.80.

Ty Stewart finished sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:42.28. During prelims, he touched in 1:42.08 for the fourth-fastest ever Georgia time. Pace Clark was 14th in 1:43.62.

The 400-yard freestyle relay of Michael Trice, Gunnar Bentz, Fink and Koski placed 12th with a school-record time of 2:51.64.

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