Cougars Face Air Force, Wyoming This Weekend
The BYU men's and women's swimming and diving teams will travel to Air Force to face the Falcons this Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.. They will then compete at conference foe Wyoming on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The men's team is currently 4-1 in dual meet action after not competing last week. The women are 5-3 after two conference wins last weekend.
Last season the men defeat Air Force 140-99 at home. The men also defeated the Cowboys 139-98 at home. Traveling on the road should make for tougher competition.
"We have two very tough meets this weekend," said men's head swim coach Tim Powers. "Not only will the with higher altitude affect us, but Air Force coach Rob Clayton was my assistant for six years and a victory would mean so much to him."
The women's swim team defeated the Falcons 139-102 last season at home. They also defeated Wyoming 141-86 at home.
"Swimming at 7,000 feet will make a difference because both competitors showcase nice swimmers," said women's head swim coach Stan Crump. "We will have to swim real well with no lapses or otherwise we'll get beat."
The next home meet for the Cougars will be February 8 against in-state rival Utah. The time of the meet was changed from 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. due to the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics in Salt Lake City.