Swim and dive to compete at Denver, UCLA

BYU men’s swim and dive will divide to compete at meets in Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California on Jan. 12-13.

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PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s swim and dive will divide to compete at meets in Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California on Jan. 12-13.

Meet at-a-glance: Denver Tri-Meet | Jan. 12-13 (Swimmers)
Host: Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Venue:  El Pomar Natatorium 
Teams Competing: BYU, Denver, Wyoming
Schedule: Competition begins Friday at 5 p.m. MST and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
No live results available


Meet at-a-glance: Bruin Diving Invitational | Jan. 12-13 (Divers)
Host: UCLA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Venue:  Spieker Aquatic Center
Teams Competing: BYU, UCLA, USC, Hawaii and Minnesota among others
Schedule: Both days' prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. PST with finals at 12:15 p.m.
No live results available

Opponent Preview

Denver enters the weekend with dual meet wins over Grand Canyon, Seattle, Cal Baptist, Air Force and Colorado School of Mines. The Pioneers also finished fourth of 10 at Princeton’s Big Al Invite on Dec. 1-3. Denver’s Dylan Wright ranks 29th nationally in the 200 back while its men’s 800 free relay ranks 37th. SwimCloud ranks Denver among its 10 most improved teams this season with a 10-spot jump in its dual meet rankings. 

The Wyoming men have won dual meets versus Air Force, Colorado School of Mines and Colorado Mesa. The Cowboys’ 800 free relay squad ranks 18th nationally.

Rankings Review

BYU men’s swimming came in as the first team out of the latest CSCAA Top-25 on Dec. 14. The Cougars were the top team “also receiving votes” in front of Missouri, Pitt, Northwestern and Princeton. Navy ranks just ahead of BYU at No. 25. Big 12 foe Texas came in at No. 8.

While BYU is one spot out of the CSCAA poll, it ranks 25th in SwimCloud’s Dual Meet rankings. BYU is SwimCloud’s most improved dual meet team this season with a rise of 25 spots.

SwimCloud Most Improved Teams | Men's Dual Meet Rankings (2023-24)
BYU (+25)
USC (+18)
Hawaii (+17)
Navy (+16)
Northwestern (+15)
Florida State, SMU & Cornell (+11)
Denver (+10)
Penn State, Army & UCSB (+9)

The Cougars continue to have four swimmers and each of the five men’s relay squads ranked with top-50 times nationally.

Jordan Tiffany ranks sixth in the 100 fly at 44.85, 0.13 seconds ahead of Cal’s Dare Rose and two-hundredths of a second behind Gal Cohen Groumi of Michigan. Tiffany also ranks 10th in the 100 back with a relay leadoff time of 45.24. The junior from Pleasant Grove, Utah is currently the only men’s swimmer in the nation with top-10 times in both the 100 fly and 100 back.

Olympic Trials qualifier Brad Prolo holds 10th nationally in the 200 fly at 1:41.80. Prolo ranks 0.14 seconds faster than Indiana’s Tomer Frankel and just two-hundredths of a second behind Martin Espernberger of Tennessee.

BYU, No. 1 Arizona State and No. 3 Cal are the only teams nationally with a top-10 swimmer in each of the 100 fly, 100 back and 200 fly events.

Each of the Cougars’ five men’s relay squads rank in the top-30. The 200 medley relay squad of Tiffany, Prolo, Tanner Edwards and Luigi Riva is tied for 15th with Auburn, 0.12 seconds ahead of Notre Dame and just four-hundredths of a second behind Georgia.