Head Coach John Trembley
Jan. 22, 2010
A swim meet at Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the University of Georgia always promises to be tough. For the 10th-ranked Vols, Saturday's dual-meet at No. 11 Georgia should be no different as the team tries to do something no UT squad has in awhile -- win in Athens.
"The last time we won in Athens, our guys were in middle school," Tennessee head coach John Trembley said. "They swim very tough at home, have some great performers and take a lot of pride in their tradition."
Saturday's meet will begin at 1 p.m.
Tennessee and Georgia both look to bounce back from a loss during their last outing. The Vols dropped a meet at Virginia 163.5-134.5 and the Bulldogs lost a tough one to top-ranked Texas 163-126. On the season, Tennessee is 4-1 (3-0 SEC), while Georgia is 1-4 (0-2 SEC).
For the Vols, this meet provides an opportunity to see how well a young Tennessee team can stack up against some stiff SEC competition.
"Georgia has some of the top All-America swimmers in collegiate swimming," Trembley said. "We are a young team and untested against the top of the SEC."
However, the Vols should benefit from this meet when they return to Gabrielsen Natatorium in February for the SEC championships.
The Vols are looking to finish out their season strong. After facing No. 11 Georgia on Saturday, the Vols will host sixth-ranked Florida next Saturday.
"We have a lot more talent than we have shown," Trembley said. "We had better start swimming and diving better and carry some momentum into the conference meet."