ATHENS — Georgia’s women’s swim team started out humbly enough, going 1-1 in their first two meets at Gabrielsen Natorium inside a then sparkly new Ramsey Student Center back in 1995.
There’s nothing humble about what’s happened since. The Lady Bulldogs have now won 100 meets in a row. The most recent victory came on Saturday as the Lady Bulldogs — currently ranked No. 1 in the nation — rolled over No. 17 Wisconsin 172-123 to bust the century mark.
They’re now 101-1 all-time at their home pool under coach Jack Bauerle.
“The best part is it’s over 20 years time and that makes it even more special,” Bauerle said via text message on Saturday. “We think at least one third of the meets were done versus top 10 teams. Three number ones were knocked off and also probably another 30 more were in the top 20. Pretty good stuff; lots of amazing kids.”The No. 4-ranked men’s team also defeated Wisconsin on Saturday, 173-122. They finish the season 8-1.
The Lady Bulldogs (9-0) completed their 14th undefeated season in school history. The seniors were recognized before the meet, and Brittany MacLean, Hali Flickinger and Annie Zhu transferred that energy to the pool with a combined seven individual wins.
MacLean won three freestyle races, taking the 200 in 1:48.15, the 500 in 4:47.37 and the 1,000 in 9:37.31. Flickinger won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.18 and the 100 butterfly in 53.82. Zhu claimed the breaststroke races, the 100 in 1:02.96 and the 200 in 2:13.26.
Georgia will next compete in the SEC Championships Feb. 16-20 in Columbia, Mo.
UGA sports communication provided the information for this report.