Blue edges out White in season opener
PROVO, Utah – In the season-opening meet for the BYU swim and dive team, the Blue team edged out the White team 127-109 after a week-long competition.
“It was a lot of fun for the first-ever short course meters and outdoor meet,” BYU coach John Brooks said. “I was very impressed with the team spirit and energy all week. The highlight for me was that new additions to the team stepped in and are making an impact right away.”
The meet was the final event in a week-long competition between the two teams. Earlier in the week, they went head-to-head in events including a water obstacle course, ab workout and a spelling contest held by the weightlifting coach.
During the Saturday meet, held at the Riverside Country Club, many of the new members of the team were showcased.
Up next the Cougars travel to Salt Lake City for a relay meet against the University of Utah on Friday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. MDT at the Ute Natatorium.
Blue and White meet held at Riverside Country Club Pool
PROVO, Utah – To start the season, the BYU swim and dive team will hold its annual Blue and White swim meet at the Riverside Country Club on Saturday at 9 a.m. MDT.
“We are looking forward to a long week of fun Blue and White activities,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “This will be the first Blue and White meet held outdoors and in short course meters. It should be fun to watch and see where the team is after two weeks of training.”
While this meet with not count towards the regular 2017-18 season, it is an opportunity for the community to get a first glance at the team. Later in the season, the Cougars will take on the University of Utah, UNLV, University of Texas Austin, Grand Canyon University and others.
The team currently has many new faces and returning missionaries to the men’s team and 15 new freshmen on the women’s team.