The men's and women's swim teams' head to Florida Gulf Coast on Friday before hosting an Alumni meet during Homecoming
Oct. 28, 2009
The Florida Atlantic University men's and women's swim teams look to continue their successful starts to the season on Friday, October 30 beginning at 5 p.m. in a dual meet with Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Tampa in Fort Myers. The teams also will host an alumni meet on Saturday, October 31 as part of the university's Homecoming festivities at the FAU Aquatics Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
The women's team is coming off a strong dual meet victory over rival Florida International University on October 16, winning 10 of the 13 events. The men's program will be competing for the first time since an impressive showing against four southern-based teams at the Georgia Tech Invitational earlier this month.
Freshman swimmer Eszter Bucz looks to continue her strong showing for the women's team. The Budapest, Hungary native started the season by setting a freshman school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle event (10:07.27) while posting a victory in a dual meet at Florida State University. She won three events against FIU and has recorded six, first-place showings in her first month of collegiate competition.
Sophomore female swimmer Jonna Nyback has been impressive as well, tallying 29 points in the team's victory at FIU. She won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events and swam the first leg of the Owls' victorious 200-yard freestyle relay medley team.
On the men's side, sophomore Garret LeMon captured Sun Belt Conference "Diver of the Week" honors after a strong showing in the one-meter diving competition against FSU and in the Georgia Tech Invitational. Sophomore Mikolaj Czarnecki had a second place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at FSU and had a third-place showing in the 200-yard breaststroke the next day at Georgia Tech. Czarnecki also was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay medley team that finished second in the Georgia Tech meet that also included the University of Alabama, Florida Gulf Coast and the host Yellow Jackets.