The University of Minnesota men's and women's swimming and diving teams will host a 'Pack the Pool' night for the dual meet against Florida, Saturday at noon, at the University Aquatic Center. The event will also have the U of M Alumni Band, a chance to meet the Gopher swimmers and an appearance by Goldy Gopher. Admission is free of charge. For more information or to RSVP a club or high school team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota men's swimming and diving won its ninth Big Ten Championship and fifth in the last seven years on Feb. 18, 2007 to edge out Michigan for the conference title. On the national level, the Gophers finished 10th overall at the 2007 NCAA Championships. Minnesota wrapped up its 16th straight top 15 NCAA finish and returned to the top 10 for the first time since 2004. The Gophers have made top 10 finishes in nine of the last 16 years.The Gopher women's team has improved each year under co-head coaches Kelly Kremer and Terry Nieszner. After finishing 21st at the 2006 NCAA Championships, Minnesota moved into the top 15 when it placed 13th at the 2007 NCAA Championships. During the NCAA Championships, Minnesota held six All-America honors and set eight school records, including four by now junior co-captain Jenny Shaughnessy.
The Gator women's swim and diving team finished seventh last year at the 2007 NCAA Championships, marking their eighth top-10 finish under head coach Gregg Troy's nine-year tenure. Along with the team's accomplishment, Gemma Spofforth earned an individual national title in the 200-backstroke. The Gators' men's team finished fourth overall at the 2007 NCAA Championships behind champion Auburn, Stanford and Arizona.