Cougars Back in the Water Against the Huskies

Senior Jorge Azevedo aims to carry the Cougars over the Huskies this Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU men's swim team is anxious to get back into the water and face the Washington Huskies on Saturday. It has been two months since the Cougars competed in their last dual meet and Coach Powers is looking forward to see his boys in action as the meet will begin at 4 p.m. (MST) at the Richards Building pool.

"We had a good Christmas training," said BYU men's head swim coach Tim Powers. "I'm looking forward for Saturday's meet. We should have a lot of fast swims."

BYU went up to Seattle last year to face the Huskies, but coming off of a hard week of training a tired Cougar squad lost by five points, the difference of one relay where BYU trailed by .5 seconds. The last time Washington came to Provo the Cougars defeated the Huskies 161-101.

The last dual meet BYU swam in was over two months ago against UNLV where they lost a tight one, 155-145. The Cougars swam hard and with a simple change of places against the Rebels in just one event, BYU could have won the meet.

The Cougars look to rebound off that loss and start the 2007 year on the right foot this Saturday when they face the Huskies.

"It should be a good meet," said Coach Powers. "They have some good swimmers and it has always been a good meet for us in the past."