July 10, 2013
Recent Tennessee graduate Kelsey Floyd and rising senior Renato Prono will start the swimming competition at the World University Games on Wednesday in Kazan, Russia.
Both UT competitors have events on the opening day of the swimming program with Floyd entered in the 50-meter butterfly and Prono in the 100 breaststroke.
Tennessee head coach Matt Kredich will be on hand for all the swimming events at the WUG. He was selected by USA Swimming as the women's national coach for the meet.
As usual, both the Vols and Lady Vols are being represented in the pool at the World University Games.
Floyd is racing for the United States for the first time at the meet. A native of Lexington, Ky., Floyd finished her Lady Vol career with 24 All-America honors in her career, the most in program history.
In 2013, Floyd was a part of the Lady Vols' first three NCAA championship relay teams and helped lead UT to a third-place finish in the team standings, the best in program history. She earned six All-America honors as well.
Prono is swimming for his home country of Paraguay. The breaststroke specialist last represented his country at the 2011 Pan-Am Games.
Prono put together another strong season as a junior in 2013. He earned All-America honors from his breaststroke performance in the 400-yard medley relay team at NCAAs. He was a silver medalist at SECs in the 200 medley relay.