UGA swimming roundup: 3 signings announces; Koski honred by SEC; Schmitt wins Golden Goggles award

Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle announced three signings on Tuesday — Emily Cameron and Rachel Zilinskas from Pennsylvania plus Taylor Dale from Dalton.

Cameron is a top-five national prospect out of Lititz, Penn., and is rated No. 1 the sprint breaststroke and No. 2 in the sprint freestyle. She won the 200-meter individual medley at the NCSA Junior National Championships.

Zilinskas is from Indiana, Penn., and is also a top-five national prospect. She is rated either No. 1 or No. 2 in most of the distance freestyles as well as the 400-yard individual medley. She is also the No. 3 recruit in the 400-yard individual medley and the 800-meter freestyle.

Dale won the 100-meter backstroke at the 2012 Speedo Junior National Championships. He set a Georgia record in the 100-yard butterfly, is rated the nation’s No. 3 prospect in the 100-meter backstroke and the No. 5 recruit in the 100-yard butterfly.

Koski earns SEC honors for second straight week

Georgia’s Matias Koski has been named the Southeastern Conference Male Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week.

In the Bulldo gs’ win over Emory last Friday, the Duluth resident had two wins and a second-place finish. He won the 1,000 freestyle in 8:59.81, the sixth-best time in school history and the second-best time in the nation this year. Koski won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:27.26, and he came in second on the 200 freestyle relay in 1:24.12.

Koski represented Finland in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Koski and his teammates will return to action Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in the Georgia Invitational.

Schmitt wins Golden Goggles award

Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt and the rest of the gold-medal-winning, world-record-setting U.S. team’s 4×100 relay team was earned another honor late Monday.

The squad was honored as the top relay performer of the year at the Golden Goggles, an awards ceremony in New York that celebrates the top American swimmers.

Schmitt, who won five medals — including three golds — in London, was on the relay team with Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer.

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