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Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

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Watch for Eagles as London Olympics open
7/26/2012

FGCU Olympians Karen Vilorio and Danielle Beaubrun hope to make a splash in their respective swimming qualifiers early Sunday in London.

Swimming for her homeland of Honduras, Vilorio hits the water first in the 100-meter backstroke heats, which begin at 5 a.m. ET. If she advances, semifinals are at 3:44 p.m. Sunday; the final is at 2:49 p.m. Monday.

Competing for St. Lucia, Beaubrun swims the 100-meter breaststroke, which begins qualifiers at 5:40 a.m. ET. Semis are at 2:48 p.m. Sunday, and the medal race is at 3:13 p.m. Monday. Times are approximate.

Fans who want to watch the Eagles can check out NBC Olympics Live Extra, which features live streams of every event in the London Olympics. It's available exclusively online at NBCOlympics.com/liveextra and via the NBC Olympics "Live Extra" mobile/tablet App. To access the free content, fans must verify that they subscribe to a TV service that includes CNBC and MSNBC.

The London Games mark the swimming and diving team's first foray into Olympic competition. Head coach Neal Studd also is participating as the coach for St. Lucia.

Be sure to watch for all of the Eagles during the opening ceremonies, which air at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday on NBC.

FGCU Olympic Swimmer
Karen Vilorio

FGCU Olympic Swimmer
Danielle Beaubrun

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