Andrew Pawling

The Florida Southern men’s and women’s swimming programs will be hostong their senior day meet today at 3 p.m. at the Hollis Wellness Center pool. 

“For me it’s (senior day) about having fun and enjoying it with my fellow seniors as it’ll be my last home meet at Florida Southern,” senior Krystal Karas said. 

On Jan. 12, the men’s and women’s swim teams both took close losses at Nova Southeastern University. 

The men lost 132-130 despite being ranked ahead of the sharks heading into their meet. For the Mocs, Matias Lopez picked up individual wins in the 200-backstroke and 20-IM race while All-American hopeful Matthew Holmes finished first in the 200 and 500-freestroke events.  

Lopez credits the closeness of the match to the team’s improved attitude from last season claiming that they have a new atmosphere as a group which has helped in individual and group events. 

The women’s team did not fare as well as the men’s in the meet against Nova, losing by a final of 200-62. The Sharks, who are ranked ninth, defeated the 17th ranked Mocs. 

Katie Moore picked up a win in the 1,000-freestyle event with a time of 10:34.81, a near seven second lead over the second-place contestant. For Moore this was her fourth win of the season in that event. Moore called the meet a “learning experience” for herself personally after losing the 200-freestyle by half a second which immediately followed her victory in the 1,000. 

 

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