Season Opener at Utah, Friday

PROVO, Utah (November 1, 2001) BYU's two-time defending MWC champion Men and Women's Swimming and Diving teams will open the 2001-2002 season at Utah on Friday at 6:00 p.m. The Men finished 12-0 in dual meets last season to capture their second MWC title. The Women finished 14-4 in dual meets to win their second MWC title.

The men's team is returning 11 swimmers from last year's squad. They are also returning 11 swimmers from LDS missions. Junior Gary Tan, an Olympian from Singapore, will lead the Cougars following a strong off season swimming in the Southeastern Asian games.

The women's team is returning most of it's swimmers from last season, losing only four to graduation. The strength of the team will definitely be the breaststroke event. Sophomore Tamber Covington, who qualified for the NCAA championships as a freshman, should lead the way for the Cougars.

Last year BYU swept both meets against the Utes.