The Florida Gators swimming and diving program represents the University of Florida in the aquatics sports of swimming and diving. The program includes separate men's and women's teams, both of which compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Gators host their home meets in the O'Connell Center Natatorium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, and are currently led by head swimming coach Gregg Troy and head diving coach Donnie Craine. In the seventy-nine-year history of the Gators swimming and diving program, the men have won thirty-four SEC team championships and two NCAA national championships; the Lady Gators have won seventeen SEC team championships and three national championships.
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