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Women’s Swimming and Diving Travels to Providence for Brown Invitational

Jacqui Levere. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jacqui Levere. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Following on a first-place finish at Boston University's Terrier Invitational two weeks ago, the Yale women's swimming and diving team is scheduled to compete in another championship meet this weekend.  The Bulldogs will be taking part in the Brown Invitational, another championship-style meet with heats in the morning and finals in the evening.  The meet comes at a time when Yale's top swimmers would usually go compete at the AT&T Winter National Championships, and so this weekend is another opportunity for the team to compete as a whole unit before the Ivy League Championships in March.

At this point in the season it's so far, so good for the Bulldogs.  Yale did well against three teams in preseason scrimmages and came out strong in the first meet of the season with a 158-142 win against Columbia.  Two weeks ago the team travelled to Boston to compete in the Terrier Invite, where Yale was the top team after three days of competition.

Earlier this month at the Terrier Invite the Bulldogs were the only Ivy League team present, but this weekend Yale will see some good conference competition.  Including Yale seven teams will be in Providence, four of which are in the Ivy League.  The other schools scheduled to compete this weekend are Army, Brown, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, Princeton and Rider.

The meet begins Friday, Nov. 30, at Brown's Coleman Aquatic Center in Providence, R.I.  Prelims will begin at 11:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m. on each day.  The events on the schedule for first day of competition are the 200-yard freestyle relay, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle and the 400-yard medley relay.  On Saturday, Dec. 1, the events to be contested are the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke and the 800-yard freestyle relay.  The meet wraps up on Sunday, Dec. 2, with the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay.  The diving events are to be determined.

Report filed by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity