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2008 South Carolina Gamecocks Swimming and Diving





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South Carolina Gamecocks Men's Swimming and Diving team failed to show any outstanding performance during the last two seasons.

In 2007 SEC Championships the 800 freestyle relay team of senior Colby Mack,freshman Dominique Lendjel and juniors Kyle Cormier and Dan White finished 11th. And the South Carolina men's team finished seventh with 261.5 points.In 2008 season some individual players also continued to do well. South Carolina junior Nicholas Walkotten finished second in the 200-yard butterfly in the event and set a school record in the 200-yard butterfly,as he captured Carolina's top finish of the 2008 SEC Swimming and Diving Championship in 2008. He has also been named to the Second Team All-SEC squad in 2008 season.Under the head coach McGee Moody, South Carolina Gamecocks Men's Swimming and Diving team will try to achieve better result.

South Carolina Gamecocks Women's Swimming and Diving team is not a good team .During the last two seasons it failed to show any outstanding performance. In 2007 season the team finished eighth at SEC with 190 points.At NCAA championship two individual performers Senior Lindsey Tiberio and junior Christy Williams displayed good performance. Williams swam in the 200-butterfly, finishing 17th with a time of 1:58.72. In 2008 season the Gamecocks finished 9th at SEC with 199 points.Some of the players also earned personal records at he tournament.At 2008 NCAA once again the best performer was Christy Williams,who finished 37th in the 200-yard butterfly.In the upcoming 2009 season the South Carolina Gamecocks Women's Swimming and Diving team will try to gear up their performance under the head coach McGee Moody.

Last Season's Discussion:

Too bad for South Carolina Gamecocks Swimming and Diving that they are in the Southeastern Conference. I mean, the SEC is a great conference and great place to be. But, it dominates college swimming. As a result, South Carolina is one of the bottom teams in the conference -- even though they are ranked in the top 30 nationally.

The USC (the "real" USC) swimming and diving teams had a good season opener against Virginia Tech in the beginning of October. However, despite their efforts, they were no match for Virginia Tech and finished the meet with a score of 191-108 in favor of Hokie men and 176-124 for Hokie women. Virginia Tech established a lead early during the match and maintained it throughout the competition. Gamecock head coach, McGee Moody, was nevertheless pleased with the performance of the team and felt it was a good base to improve as the season progresses.

Next on schedule was a meet with LSU Tigers in Columbia, South Carolina. Coach Moody was excited about the game and felt that after a week of good training, the team is ready to meet their first Southeastern Conference rival, the LSU Tigers. The competition was heated between the South Carolina Gamecocks swimming and diving women's team and LSU Tiger women, who nonetheless managed to gain an upper hand, finishing with a 164-136 decision. The Gamecock men's team didn't fare as well, losing handsomely to the LSU Tigers. By the end of the meet, the score was 204.5-94.5 in favor of Tigers. While disappointed, coach Moody saw the meet as positive, giving the team perspective on what they need to improve on. There were a lot of close races, he said, that should not have been lost, which give a clear direction on what to improve on during the next two weeks of practice.


Following the two defeats, the Gamecocks traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee for a tri-meet against University of Tennessee and Kentucky. Unfortunately, the string of losses continued even here as both the men's and women's teams lost their respective matches.


The Tennessee Lady Vols took the upper hand against South Carolina, posting 213-87 by the end of the match.


The Gamecocks fared no better against the Kentucky Wildcats, scoring 183-117, giving the Wildcats a decisive victory. The Gamecock men didn't have much luck either, finishing with a decision of 202-96.


***ads-468x60.shtml***Traveling to Clemson, South Carolina to meet their in-state rival, the Gamecocks were not deterred by the recent string of losses. The South Carolina Gamecocks swimming and diving women's team managed to get their first victory for the season, finishing with a score of 157-143. The men, however, fared no better than during the previous meet, suffering a decisive defeat by the Tigers with the final decision of 206-97 in favor of the Tigers.


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