zbrady | Posted: 8 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU swimmers start new year in Arizona

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PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s and women’s swim and dive teams will be in Tempe, Arizona, this Saturday taking on the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

“Both teams are coming off training trips so it will be interesting to see how the swimmers respond to that,” head coach John Brooks said. “They’re a very well coached team and a solid Pac-12 school. The girls team is very strong and the guys team is good as well.”

The Cougars' last meet came over a month ago when they competed at the Texas Invite in Austin, Texas, Dec. 4-6. Co-captains Jake Taylor (100 and 200-yard backstroke) and Hayden Palmer (200-yard butterfly) both set new school records in the meet and are hoping to use it as a springboard for the rest of the season.

BYU escaped the cold and headed to sunny San Diego over the holiday break for a mid-season training camp to prepare for the rest of the year.

The Arizona State men come into the week at 2-4 and the women at 1-5. The women picked up their only win of the season on Dec. 6 against UNLV, while the men lost their meet against the Rebels. Both Sun Devil teams compete against the University of Utah on Friday, Jan. 9, in Tempe, Arizona, the day before they take on the Cougars.

For results following the meet, check the men's and women's swimming and diving schedule pages.

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