Swim and Dive hosts Utah in Senior Day Showdown

BYU swim and dive is set to host its final meet of the regular season in a rivalry showdown with Utah on Feb. 9-10 at the Richards Building Pool.

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PROVO, Utah — BYU swim and dive is set to host is final meet of the regular season in a rivalry showdown with Utah on Feb. 9-10 at the Richards Building Pool.

Meet at-a-glance | BYU vs. Utah
Host BYU
Location Provo, UT
Venue Richards Building Pool
Schedule Friday events begin at 4 p.m. MST following senior recognitions at 3:45. Events resume Saturday at 11 a.m.
Live Results ($)
Free Admission

BYU’s Jordan Tiffany remains ranked among the top 100 fly swimmers in the nation, with his season-best 44.85 holding at seventh in Division I men’s swimming. Tiffany’s 100 back relay leadoff time of 45.24 also ranks 11th nationally. Brad Prolo’s school-record 1:41.80 in the 200 fly continues to be a top-15 time two months after he clocked it at the Mizzou Invitational.

Diver Alexia Jackson now stands 10th nationally in five-dives platform score following her school-record 281.75 performance at the Air Force Diving Invitational on Feb. 3. Jackson ranks just ahead of Utah’s Holly Waxman.

Utah men’s swim and dive arrives in Provo with a 6-2 dual meet record this season. The Utes’ losses have come to No. 1 Arizona State and No. 21 Arizona while their wins include decisions of 156-144 over LSU and 179-119 versus UNLV.

Utah’s Jaek Horner holds the nation’s second-fastest time in the 100 breast at 51.32 and ranks 16th in the 200 breast at 1:53.37.

Utah women’s swim and dive arrives in Provo with a 7-4 dual meet record this season. The Utes’ have dropped meets to the likes of No. 7 USC and No. 20 Arizona State while their wins include  No. 25 LSU and UNLV.

Prior to the meet on Friday, BYU will recognize the following seniors. 

Cody Dreesen | Diver

The son of Dan and Kim Dreesen, Cody is a native of San Diego, California and prepped at Granite Hills High School prior to his mission in Argentina. Cody’s Cougar diving career includes two NCAA Zone appearances, five All-MPSF recognitions and back-to-back MPSF Academic awards. Cody majors in construction management at BYU. He and his wife Shaylin are expecting their first child this summer.

Kate Hansen | Swimmer

The daughter of Jason and Carolyn Hansen, Kate graduated from Timpview High School and stayed home to compete for the Cougars. Kate’s BYU career includes PR’s of 2:07.91 and 4:36.13 in the 200 and 400 IM. The team captain and two-time MPSF Academic honoree studied public health at BYU and even presented research at a 2023 academic conference in Boston.

Chase Hindmarsh | Diver

The son of Todd and Laura Hindmarsh, Chase came to BYU from Tomball, Texas and Tomball Memorial High School. Chase qualified for NCAA Zone Diving in 2023 and helped the BYU men to a top-10 finish at the CSCAA National Invitational Championship.

The four-time All-MPSF performer ranks third all-time at BYU in the men’s platform. Chase serves on BYU’s Student Athlete Advisory Council and was honored by the MPSF last season for his success as a business student.

Brad Prolo | Swimmer

The son of Dave and Celeste Prolo, Brad hails from San Clemente, California, and San Clemente High School. Brad’s decorated BYU career includes school records in the 200 fly, both medley relays and five program top-10s.

Brad left his mark on the MPSF as he garnered four individual league titles, 2018 Freshman of the Year and 2023 Swimmer of the Year along with two Academic honors. The 2023 NCAA Championship qualifier is set to compete in his second U.S. Olympic Trials in June 2024. Brad majored in information systems at BYU and served his mission in Ukraine. 

Tony Puertas | Swimmer

The son of Alberto and Kristen Puertas, Tony hails from Orem, Utah and prepped at nearby Timpanogos High School prior to serving a mission in Mexico. Tony ranks top-10 at BYU in three events, including third all-time in the 50 fly.

The three-time All-MPSF honoree represented Peru at the 2022 South American Games and 2021 World Swimming Championships. Tony majored in global supply chain management at BYU and received two MPSF Academic honors. 

Addison Richards | Swimmer

The daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Richards, Addison grew up in Orem and prepped at Orem High School. Addison holds three BYU top-10 times including the program’s sixth-fastest in the 200 breast. The three-time All-MPSF swimmer competed at 2023 CSCAA’s and garnered MPSF academic honors as a psychology major. Addison also serves as both a team captain and rep on BYU’s Student Athlete Advisory Council.

Liza Slade | Swimmer

The daughter of Tyler and Jaimi Slade, Liza came to BYU from Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School. Liza ranks ninth all-time at BYU in both 100 and 200 back and garnered consecutive All-MPSF honors in the events. The team captain majored in neuroscience at BYU and was recognized each of the last two seasons with MPSF Academic awards.

Mickey Strauss | Diver

Provo and Mountain View High School’s Mickey Strauss finishes his BYU career among the program’s most decorated divers. The two-time Team Captain holds the Cougars’ platform school record along with top-3 all-time scores in 1 and 3-meter dives.

The four-time NCAA Zone qualifier also racked up five MPSF Championships, 11 All-Conference First Team finishes and a leading spot on BYU’s top-10 CSCAA team a season ago. Mickey is the son of Mike and Malia Strauss, and the husband of BYU gymnast Allix Mason. 

Tama Tuitama | Swimmer

The son of Fa’afoi and Shauna Tuitama, Tama calls Las Vegas home and is an alum of Legacy High School. Tama concludes his BYU career with four top-10s, including No. 5 all-time in both 200 back and 400 IM. The 11-time All-MPSF performer also garnered league academic honors for his work as a global supply chain management student. Tama served a mission in Accra, Ghana. 

Abraham Zimmerman | Swimmer

The son of John and Kristi Zimmerman, Abraham hails from Vienna, Virginia and James Madison High School. Following his mission in the Low Countries, Abraham recorded BYU’s fifth-fastest 50 fly, an All-MPSF Second Team finish in the 200 free relay and helped the Cougars to a top-10 finish at last year’s CSCAA’s.