MONTREAL - Swimmers representing the University of Georgia and their respective countries finished seventh in different events on Sunday at the FINA World Championships.
Kara Lynn Joyce, Robert Margalis and Sebastien Rouault all placed seventh in finals on the last day of the event. Joyce was seventh in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 25.36 seconds, while Margalis was seventh in the 400 individual medley in 4:17.93 ‹ both swimming for the United States. Joyce, in fact, was the top American in the field. Rouault, of France, touched in 15:09.84 in the 1,500 freestyle, also good enough for seventh.
In addition, Josh Laban, swimming for the Virgin Islands, was a member of the medley relay team that clocked in at 3:59.94. However, that squad was 17th in qualifying and did not advance to the finals.
Georgia coach Jack Bauerle served as the head coach of the U.S. women¹s team. The U.S. men and women combined for 32 medals, including 15 golds, and received the award as the top team. It was the Americans' largest medal haul at the world championships since 1982.