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By Christa Salerno

The Florida State swimming and diving teams will compete against some of the world’s best at the 2016 Georgia Fall Invite this weekend.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams will face its toughest test yet this weekend at the Georgia Fall Invite that will feature 10 ranked teams. The three-day meet will run from Dec. 2-4 at the Gabrielsen Natatorium.

Florida State will be competing among one of the toughest mid-season invite fields joining (No. 6/10) California, (No.10/4) Michigan, (No. 17) Auburn, (NA/No. 5) Virginia, (NA/No. 22) UCLA, Harvard in addition to the host (No. 13/2) Georgia. Auburn will only field a men’s team, while Harvard and UCLA will compete in only diving events.

“We’re looking forward to some fast swims and great performances on the boards this weekend,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “It has been a great semester of work for us and we’re hoping that we begin to see some of the improvements as we head towards championship season in the spring.”

The Seminoles (3-1, 1-1) last competed as a full team on Nov.4-5 when they swept Florida Gulf Coast, West Florida and Florida Southern in Fort Myers, Fla. Following that contest the divers competed at the 2016 House of Champions Invite from Nov. 18-20 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Prelims will start at 9:30 a.m. each day with finals to follow at 5 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The top 24 swimmers in each race will advance to finals. Friday’s swimming events will include the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay, while diving will compete both 1-meter and 3-meter.

Live timing will be available through the meet mobile app, while live diving results can be found at

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