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Clemson Swimming, Diving in Action this Weekend

Dec. 31, 2008

The Clemson Swimming team will compete at Florida Atlantic on Friday, Jan. 2 at 4:00 pm, while the Diving team will take part in the Tennessee Diving Invite in Knoxville from Jan. 3-5. The competitions mark the end of Clemson’s annual winter training trips. This will be the Tigers first dual-meet action since Nov. 8 and the first competition since the Georgia Invite in December.

Both the men and the women are 14-0 all-time against the Owls. Last season, the meet was cut short due to cold weather, as FAU Pool is an outdoor facility. The two teams only competed in a handful of abbreviated relay events before returning the Clemson.

David Giambra, the school record-holder on the three-meter boards and second all-time in the one-meter. On the women’s side, freshmen Stephanie Fura will represent Clemson in the competition, which runs for three days, featuring a different event each day, with prelims in the morning and finals in the evening.

In most recent action, the Tigers competed at the Georgia Invite in the weekend before final exams. Several Tigers hit career-bests, and many underclassmen made their mark on Clemson’s all-time lists. Freshman Kelli Kyle entered the top-ten in the 100 back at second with a 55.07. Senior Michelle Parkhurst is the current record-holder.

On the men’s side, junior Tom Recko moved up in both the 100 and 200 back, while freshman Chris Dart entered the all-time top-ten in the 100 and 200 back. will have recaps and results of the weekend’s swimming and diving action.

Following their meets this weekend, the Tigers will return to the pool on Jan. 10 in Clemson as they host nationally-ranked North Carolina squads in McHugh Natatorium at 11:00 am.