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FGCU swimming and diving takes fourth in FGCU Classic

The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team competed in FGCU Classic Oct. 7 and 8 at the FGCU Aquatics Complex. The Eagles finished in fourth place after the conclusion of the two-day meet. The team finished right behind national ranked teams, #18 Ohio State and #20 LSU. Virginia Tech took third place. “The girls did a great job finishing off the races,” FGCU Head Coach Dave Rollins said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “Competing and hanging tough with programs of this caliber gets our girls attention and also gets the attention of the other programs. We have a...

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FGCU swimming and diving takes on first season under Dave Rollins

A new season for the FGCU swimming and diving team brings new goals and expectations for the Eagles, who are the defending conference champions. “We want to repeat as conference champions,” FGCU’s new head coach Dave Rollins said. Rollins has already put high expectations on his new swim team. “We want to win every event at our conference meet,” Rollins said. The 2016-2017 season for the FGCU swimming and diving team is already off to a strong start with the All-Florida Invite that took place on the weekend of Sept. 23. FGCU took third at that meet, and it...

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FGCU swimming and diving kicks off 2016 season with third place finish at the All Florida Invitational

After a long, three-day invitational, The FGCU swimming and diving team finished third overall at the All Florida Invitational hosted at the Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center. “Overall, the team did a great job this weekend,” FGCU Head Coach Dave Rollins said in a recent FGCU Athletics press release. “This early in the season, we have been focused on building our base and getting into shape. It was apparent in our racing details. We will focus on building from here and sharpening our race strategy and details.” FGCU won the first event of the meet on Friday with the 200...

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Preview: FGCU swimming and diving at All-Florida Invite

The FGCU women’s swim team kicks off its 2016-17 season with the three-day All Florida Invitational, starting Friday, Sept. 23 and going on until Sunday, Sept. 25. The invitational will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Nova Southeastern University. New head coach Dave Rollins looks to have a strong start to the season with the All Florida Invite. Rollins inherits an Eagles squad who had a 12-1 meet record last season and won their conference championship. The All Florida Invite will feature most of the major schools in the state of Florida, including Florida State and University of...

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FGCU announces Dave Rollins as new swimming and diving head coach

The FGCU athletics department has announced Dave Rollins, former associate head men’s swim coach at Ohio State, as the new head coach of the swimming and diving team. Rollins will take the reins from former head coach Neal Studd, who left FGCU this past summer to take the same head-coaching role at FSU. Rollins has ten years of coaching experience as well as the status of being a nine-time NCAA All-American standout on the University of Arizona swimming and diving team from 2002-2006. The Eagles have won seven of the past eight CCSA Championships, sending swimmers to the NCAA...

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Eagles of past and present leave their mark on the 2016 Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics in full swing, it seems to be the only thing being talked, tweeted, and posted about. Yet, to a select few they can actually experience paradise and some of those select few were once played on FGCU soil. Former FGCU Volleyball player Brooke Sweat, former swimmer Lani Cabrera, and current swimmer Evita Leter were fortunate enough to compete in their respective events. Sweat, 30, is a Fort Myers native and was apart of FGCU’s original volleyball recruiting class and played for the Eagles from 2004 to 2008. Brooke and teammate Lauren Fendrick were two...

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Cabrera prepares for Olympic trials in paradise

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil quickly approach, crunch time meets begin to take place all over the world. For most U.S. swimmers, trials take place in Omaha, Nebraska, but for FGCU alumna swimmer Lani Cabrera, trials are just a few islands up in the Bahamas. Lani Cabrera has Olympic Qualifying “A” Time standard scores, meaning she has the opportunity to represent her home country, Barbados, in Rio if the chance arises. Currently, Cabrera is ranked first in her country in the FINA world rankings. “For smaller countries, depending on the sport, they choose the...

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FGCU swimming and diving seniors prepare for Olympic qualifiers

For most, the approach of summer means the end of stress and the beginning of a careless couple of months before school starts up again in the fall, but for a select few on the FGCU swimming and diving team, summer means the beginning of crunch time to qualify for the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seniors Lani Cabrera and Karen Vilorio both have Olympic Qualifying “A” Time standard scores, which means they have the chance of representing their home countries in Rio if the opportunity arises. Currently, both Cabrera (Barbados) and Vilorio (Honduras) are first and...

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Haan and Cabrera receive postseason accolades

After another strong season both in and out of the pool, the FGCU swimming and diving team continued to rack up postseason honors, as Elise Haan was named the CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Year and Lani Cabrera earned the Women’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition. Haan turned out to be one of the most successful freshmen in season history. She was not only crowned CCSA Champion in three individual and four relay events but also was named CCSA Swimmer of the Week four different times, Co-Most Outstanding Female Swimmer of the CCSA Championship and Co-Most Outstanding Female Freshman...

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FGCU swim and dive earns seventh CCSA championship

The FGCU swimming and diving team claimed its seventh Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championship after another year of record-setting performances in Athens, Georgia. FGCU, which has sent swimmers to the NCAA championships three years in a row, clocked 21 NCAA ‘B’ cut times, seven program records and five conference all-time records during the four-day meet. FGCU freshman Fanny Teijonsalo broke Emma Svensson’s program record in the 100 butterfly clocking in at 52.27 seconds, earning her an NCAA ‘B’ cut. Along with breaking Svensson’s old record, Teijonsalo set a new record in the 200 IM preliminaries with a 2:00.08 time,...

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