PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team is ready to hit the road for the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend. The three-day event will begin on Thursday morning and will run through Saturday night at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool in Cambridge, Mass. Preliminary swims being at 11 a.m. each day, with the finals set for each evening at 6 p.m.
The Ivy League Digital Network will have live video coverage of both sessions, each of the three days:
In Ivy League dual meets this season, the Quakers tied for third among the Ancient Eight with a record of 4-3. Joining the Red and Blue are Yale and Columbia. Overall, Penn finished the season at .600 with a 6-4 record.
Penn will look to improve on a sixth-place finish at last year’s championships. Leading the way for the Quakers was senior Rhoads Worster, who set the 100 fly school record, and sophomore Chris Swanson, who won the title in the 1650 free. Worster and Swanson will once again play an important role for the Red and Blue this year, as will swimmers like sophomores Eric Schultz and Kyle Yu.
The championships are comprised of 22 events over three days, consisting of five relay races, 14 individual swims and three diving events - the 3-meter competition is divided into two nights based on qualifying.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday: Prelims 11 am (1-m diving at 1:30 pm) // Finals 6 pm
Friday: Prelims 11 am (3-m diving at 1:30 pm) // Finals 6 pm (1,000 "slow" heats begin at approx 4 pm)
Saturday: Prelims 11 am // Finals 6 pm (1,650 "slow" heats begin at approx 4 pm)
Those interested in attending the Championships will be able to buy tickets at the door. All-session passes are $30, while single-session tickets for adults are $4 (preliminaries) and $6 (finals). Children and students (with valid ID) can get tickets for $1 (preliminaries) and $3 (finals).
For more information about the Ivy League Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, click here.