Swimming and Diving Host Inter-squad Blue and Gold Meet
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Swimming and Diving host their annual Blue vs Gold scrimmage on Sat. Oct. 12 at 8:00 a.m. at Canyonview Pool. The team looks to build upon the positive momentum and energy from the USC Invite for the inter squad scrimmage.
LAST TIME OUT
UC San Diego participated at the USC Invite Oct. 4 and 5 and raced against some of the top Division I talent in the country. The Tritons had one of the best season openers in recent history finished the weekend with 43 “B Cut’ times.
Ellie Whitney broke a school record in the mile with a time of 16:50.71. In her first race as a Triton, Julissa Arzave set a school record in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:58.82. Whitney was named the UCSD Triton Female Athlete of the Week for her performance.
BLUE VS GOLD FORMAT
Swimmers will split into two teams for the scrimmage. There will be 13 events per gender and a mixed 6x50-yard freestyle relay. The events that will be raced includes 200-yard medley relay, 50-, 100-, 200-, 400- and 800-yard freestyle, 50- and 150-yard backstroke, 50-yard breaststroke, 50- and 150-yard butterfly and 300-yard IM.
While the meet is not official, swimmers will look to break records of past Blue vs Gold meets.
LAST SEASON’S BLUE AND GOLD COMPETITION
Blue took the overall title and beat gold 252-245. The gold women won 119-106 while the blue men won 124-118.
ATTENDING THE EVENT
Attendance to all swimming and diving meets is free. Parking on the weekend is free.
The divers will have their first competition of the season at the Lancer Invite on October 19. Next Saturday will also be the alumni meet at Canyonview pool.
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