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Week 1: Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week

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Men's Swimmer of the Week

 Joshua Liendo, Florida

Liendo, a freshman from Scarborough, Canada, won two individual events in his collegiate debut and was a part of a winning relay in the dual meet win over Nova Southeastern. Liendo recorded an NCAA B-cut time of 19.69 in the 50 free. He also posted the top time in the 100 fly (48.06) swam the third leg of the first-place 200 medley relay (1:28.04/19.59).

Men's Co-Divers of the Week

 Anton Svirskyi, Florida

Svirskyi, a junior from Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, registered personal bests to win both springboard events against Nova Southeastern. Svirskyi finished first in the 1-meter with a score of 367.43 and in the 3-meter with a score of 380.40.

 Manny Vazquez Bas, South Carolina

Vazquez Bas, a senior from San Juan, Puerto Rico, swept the springboard events in the season opener vs. Army. Vazquez Bas recorded a final score of 353.03 on the 1-meter and 382.73 on the 3-meter.

Men's Freshman of the Week

 Jose Castro, South Carolina

Castro, a freshman from Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, kicked off his collegiate career with a win in the 500 free (4:31.46) in the season opener against Army. Castro also finished fourth in the 1000 free with a time of 9:33.10.

Women's Swimmer of the Week

 Maggie MacNeil, LSU

MacNeil, a fifth-year senior from London, Ontario, Canada, set a pair of school records with her individual wins in the dual-meet victories over Tulane and Vanderbilt. MacNeil recorded NCAA B-cut times to claim first place in the 100 free (47.43) and the 100 back (51.10). She also swam the anchor leg in the winning 4x50 medley relay (1:40.82/21.24).

Women's Diver of the Week

 Brooke Schultz, South Carolina

Schultz, a graduate student from Fayetteville, Ark., won both diving events in the Gamecocks' season-opening win over Army. Schultz set the school record in the 3-meter springboard with her score of 413.78, and compiled a personal-best 352.88 points on the 1-meter to complete the sweep.

Women's Freshman of the Week

 Hayden Miller, Florida

Miller, a freshman from Houston, Texas, swept the 500 and 1000 freestyles in her collegiate debut at the dual-meet wins over Arkansas and Nova Southeastern. Miller touched the wall first in the 500 free with a time of 4:51.10 and in the 1000 free with a time of 9:53.52).