October 24, 2008

Bulldog Swimmers Open Season With Scrimmage Against McGill

Oct. 24, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldog men's swimming team opened their season Friday night at Kiphuth Exhibition Pool with an unscored scrimmage against McGill. The meet gave the Bulldogs an opportunity to get back into the competition mode after more than three weeks of pre-season training.

While the Bulldogs used the event as a starting point to entering the regular season, the Bulldogs performed strongly in the scrimmage. The team won nine of the 14 events contested, and captured the top three places in seven events. Senior captain Alex Righi led the way with wins in all four events that he swam.

Righi felt that the scrimmage, which is the first event of the school year, was a good experience for the team and an event to use as a starting point for the competitive season.

"I think that the scrimmage helps show people where they are at this point in the season and what they need to work on," Righi said. "We are all happy we were able to get out there and compete and pleased that we swam relatively well. This is a stepping stone that we can use and shows that we can do well as a team."

The Bulldogs, who began practice Oct. 1, next compete against Columbia on Nov. 15 in a dual meet held at the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

Report filed by Caleb Dorfman '09, Yale Sports Publicity

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