The men and women's swim team will take a break from training and dive into competition on Friday. The teams will divide into two squads, blue and white, for the annual Blue/White Alumni meet at 6 p.m.
The meet will be the first taste of competition for the swimmers before their first relay meet against Utah Oct. 22. And although the teams will be racing against one another this weekend, there is still an element or rivalry.
"For three hours these kids hate each other," Women's head coach Stan Crump said.
The in-house rivalry will give Crump and men's head coach Tim Powers, their first glimpse of how their swimmers will perform in competitive situations. It will also give the coaches a first look at the new recruits for the Cougars.
The meet will be free to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Richards Building pools.