No. 3/11 Swim and Dive Ready for Exciting Weekend, Including Senior Day
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 3/11 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams are set for an exciting weekend, as the divers travel to the Bruin Diving Invitational and the swimmers and divers host their Senior Meet at home. The women enter the weekend with a 7-6 dual meet record on the season, while the men stand at 4-2.
BRUIN DIVING INVITATIONAL INFO
The Bruin Diving Invitational will take place at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center from Jan. 18-20, with the Tritons solely participating on Friday and Sunday. The competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. both of those days.
SENIOR MEET INFO
The Tritons will host California Baptist at noon on Jan. 19 at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Admission and parking are both free, with a parking lot located adjacent to the pool. The Tritons will honor their 13 senior swimmers and divers prior to the start of the meet.
A free live stream of the Senior Meet will be available on Jan. 19 at http://ucsdtritons.tv/. Commentary will be provided by Corrie Falcon, the former head coach of the UC San Diego women’s swimming and diving team, and commentator Miles Himmel.
Triton swimming and diving alumni are invited to a reception at Canyonview Aquatic Center starting at 11 a.m. prior to the Senior Meet, with lunch catered by Lemonade. Alumni can RSVP here.
During the second break of the meet, student-athletes from all sports will participate in the Triton Athletes’ Council (TAC) challenge. The athletes will compete in a 200 freestyle relay to earn points for their teams.
Following the conclusion of the meet, swimmers of all ages are invited to participate in a free swim clinic with the UC San Diego coaching staff. Head Coach David Marsh, Associate Head Coach Marko Djordjevic, Assistant Coach Kirk Kumbier, and Assistant Coach Zac Gebhardt will be on hand to provide instruction. See the flyer link at the top of the page for more details.
PREVENT DROWNING FOUNDATION
Learn about the Prevent Drowning Foundation at Saturday's meet by visiting the organization's table at Canyonview Aquatic Center. The Prevent Drowning Foundation, started by Triton water polo alum Buc Buchanan (Class of 1984), aims to save lives through providing aquatic safety education. For more information or to donate, click here.
200 Medley Relay
Break (TAC Team Challenge)
400 Freestyle Relay
The latest edition of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll was released on Jan. 9. The women rank third in the nation, while the men hold the 11th slot. The next poll will be released on Jan. 30.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons previously competed in San Luis Obispo, taking on MPSF rival Cal Poly. Five Triton women and five Triton men earned first-place finishes in their individual swimming events, while Brooke Abrantes posted a season-best 290.92 points in the 3 meter dive to capture first. The Tritons also took first in the women’s 400 medley relay, with Brittney Miles, Grace Murphy, Lindsay Clark, and Ciara Franke combining for a time of 3:53.72.
Next up, the Triton men will host Cal, who holds the top slot in the CSCAA TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division I Poll. The two-day meet will begin at noon on Jan. 25 at Canyonview Aquatic Center, and will resume again at noon on Jan. 26. Be advised that parking on campus is free on weekends, but must be paid for at parking meters on weekdays. Admission to the meet is free.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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