BYU swim and dive host first meet of season

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The Cougars are gearing up for their first home swim meet of the season against Colorado Mesa and Boise State. The meet will take place Oct. 26 at the Richards pool.

“We’re swimming in our facility this weekend and we know it better than anyone else so we have a home pool advantage” BYU head coach John Brooks said.

The woman’s team is swimming against Boise State who has proven to be a challenge to defeat in the past. They lost to Boise 191-102 last year.

“The women swam against Boise last year but Boise has a good group of girls that want to perform against us as well” coach Brooks said.

Colorado Mesa recently lost to the BYU men’s team 266-95 in the Cougars last Intermoutain Shootout. The Cougars are using the opportunity to have some swimmers test out the waters in new events.

One of the swimmers competing includes Rainer Ng, who after his performance in the Intermoutain Shootout was recognized as the Male Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Athlete of the week.

This meet is also the first opportunity for diving team to compete this season. The team will be lead by Raleigh Williams Taylor and Nicholas Suder. Boise has been tough competitors for the diving team in the past, however the Cougars are feeling confident

“We’ve been practicing really hard, taking a lot of time and our coach is happy with our dives” Taylor said.

 

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