Bulldogs to Swim Fairfield in Puerto Rico

Jan. 2, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The women's swimming and diving team has moved its meet against Fairfield from Jan. 24 to Jan 4. The two teams are both training in Puerto Rico over the long winter break, and have elected to hold their race there. This is most helpful to the Bulldogs, who open up a week of rest before their meet against Harvard and Princeton. Had the meet not been moved Yale would have raced six consecutive weekends with Harvard and Princeton coming after three straight races. Now the Bulldogs will get rest after their duals with Cornell/Navy and Dartmouth/Penn, before going into three straight races with Harvard/Princeton, Connecticut and Brown.

"We have a pretty taxing schedule with winter training followed by Cornell/Navy, Dartmouth/Penn, Fairfield, and then HYP," said Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming Frank Keefe. "We wanted to move our Fairfield meet to Puerto Rico to give our swimmers some time off before the big race."

Last year, Yale swam against Fairfield in a tri-meet with Southern Connecticut State. The Bulldogs won the meet handily, winning all but three events before their scores stopped counting. Two of the three events that Yale lost were to SCSU's Kristen Frost who transferred from Georgia after her freshmen year. Yale did not lose an event to Fairfield in last year's meet.

The meet against Fairfield will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 4.

Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity