Georgia Tech swimming and diving posted two NCAA B qualifying times and sent four individuals to the B finals on Saturday
Georgia Tech freshman Christian Ferraro set a new school record with an NCAA A qualifying time to secure himself a spot in the 200 fly at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships .
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have a number of swimmers compete this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming will have a number of individuals compete at two events this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming and diving's Matt Casillas finishes fourth in men's platform dive
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact her freshman year in the free and fly events on the season ... Competed for the Jackets in the 500, 1000 and 1650 free, as well as the 100 and 200 fly events ... Recorded the second-fastest times on the season for the Jackets in the 500 free (4:54.78), 1000 free (10:16.07), 1650 free (16:56.64) and 200 fly (2:0019) ... Also had the sixth-best times on the year in the 200 free (1:51.91) and the 100 fly (55.56) ... Swam the first leg of the third-fastest 800 free relay time of the season for the Jackets at 7:46.32 ... Recorded 15 top-10 individual finishes on the season ... Finished second overall in the 150 fly (1:32.40) in the half-double meet versus Georgia Southern to open the season and second in the 200 fly (2:08.20) at the double-dual meet versus Boston College and Pitt ... Also finished third in the 1650 free (17:41.58) in the dual meet against Alabama and placed fourth in the 1000 free (10:28.31) in the dual meet with Georgia ... Posted a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 500 free (5:12.33) and 200 fly (2:06.32) in the meet versus both Florida State and SCAD ... Placed 14th in the 200 fly (2:01.37) and 25th in the 1650 free (17:36.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Finished 20th in the 1650 free (16:56.64) and 22nd in the 200 fly (2:00.19) for the Jackets at the 2017 ACC Championships.
Before Tech: Swam for seven years under coach Jon Rudd at Plymouth College in Plymouth, Devon, England ... Competed for Israel at the 2015 European Short Course Championships in Israel ... Won the gold medal in the 100 fly at the Israeli Senior Short Course Championships in 2015-16 ... Also picked up a silver medal in the 200 fly event at the 2015-16 Israeli Senior Short Course Championships.
Personal: Full name is Tamir Gonen Cohen ... Born on Jan. 25, 1997 in Kfar Saba, Israel ... Daughter of Eyal and Galit Gonen Cohen ... Has two younger siblings named Segev and Liri ... Began swimming at three months old and then started swimming competitively at the age of nine ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the high level of academics, high level of athletics, the facilities and the location ... Plans to major in mechanical engineering.
|Gonen's Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)|
|100 Fly||55.56||2017 ACC Time Trials|
|200 Fly||2:00.02||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||4:50.98||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|1000 Free||10:16.07 (s)||2017 ACC Championships|
|1650 Free||16:56.64||2017 ACC Championships|
|* relay split (s)|