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Clemson Men’s Swimming to Compete at ACC Championships

Feb. 24, 2009

Links:ACC Championship Site | ACC Select | Live Scoring

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Clemson men’s swimming team will travel to the ACC Championships at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium on the campus of the University of Maryland. The finals will be broadcast live on ACC Select starting on Thursday. The first events of the Championships, the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay, start on Wednesday night at 6:00p.m. and 7:00 p.m., respectively.

The men’s swimming team struggled to a 2-8 record, but that was in large part due to youth. The Tigers graduated 13 scorers before the season and were led most of the season by the 11 freshmen on the roster. David Giambra paced the Tigers on the boards this season, setting all of the school records in the process.

The Tigers are led by captains Tom Recko, Matt Angelini, and Eric Lane. Recko has been one of the fastest backstrokers in the ACC this season after finishing fifth in the 200 back at the 2008 ACC Championships. He has consistently been at the top of the league this season in both the 200 back and 100 back.

Angelini has been solid for the Tigers in several events, including the 200 IM and the 200 backstroke, and will also compete in the 400 IM, in which he is ranked 5th in Clemson history. Lane, a senior, is one of Clemson’s all-time best 100 breaststrokers, and could see work in both medley relays.

The Tigers will also attack the field with several freshmen. Chris Dart will compete in the 100 back, 200 back, and 100 breast, as well as relays. Dart ranks in the top 16 in the ACC so far this season in those events. Seth Broster could also have a breakout meet for the Tigers, as he will likely compete in the 100 fly, 100 free, and 50 free.

The 2009 Men’s Swimming ACC championship can be followed live using the livestats link at the top, and the finals can be viewed at will have daily updates from College Park.