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Pantano Secures Spot at NCAAs
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Pantano Secures Spot at NCAAs

Athens, Ga. – South Carolina swimming wrapped up the UGA Last Chance Invite with a second Gamecock booking her ticket to the NCAA Championships. Senior Bella Pantano earned her first berth to the national meet in the 200 back.

In a time trial of the event, Pantano swam a 1:53.40, a new career-best for the fourth-year. The time jumps her up to fourth in the program’s all-time top-10.

Also in a time trial, fellow senior Laura Goettler dropped time in the 200 breast. Goettler swam a 2:10.29 for her new career-best that was just .01 faster than her previous career-best that was set during the 2023 SEC Championships.

Selections for the NCAA Championships will be released on March 6th at noon on The women’s championships will take place March 2-23 in Athens, Ga., while the men’s championships will take place March 27-30 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Gamecock divers will represent the team next at the NCAA Zone B Dicing Championships that will take place March 10-13 in Athens.

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