Teams Head Back To Pool For Season Opener

PROVO -- The BYU men and women’s team will return to the Richards Building pool for back to back meets beginning Thursday featuring Utah, followed by the annual Blue and White meet on Friday, both starting at 6 p.m.

“The idea for these meets is to see what our freshmen can do,” BYU head coach Tim Powers said. “We hope to do well against Utah and it will be good for the new swimmers to experience college swimming.”

The meet on Thursday against Utah will feature only the freshmen and sophomores from both teams. This allows the new additions to the teams to showcase what they can contribute to their coaches.

On Friday, the team will take part in the annual intrasquad Blue and White Meet. For this meet, the captains pick teams and compete against each other. The meet will include events that are the same as high school with the longest event being the 500 free.

“This meet is strictly for fun,” Powers said. “A lot of swimmers will get the chance to compete in events that they usually don’t. New swimmers can get a better feel for the team while the captains have the opportunity to lead.”

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