PHILADELPHIA – The final chapter of the University of Pennsylvania’s historical men’s swimming and diving season will be written this weekend at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga. Penn will be represented by six student-athletes, competing in a combined eight events at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Thursday through Saturday.
Thursday’s action, along with Friday and Saturday’s morning sessions (prelims), will be streamed live on http://atlantaswimming.com/Webcast. Friday and Saturday night will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Senior captains Chris Swanson and Eric Schultz—who are each making return trips to NCAA’s—along with Alex Peterson and Mark Andrew, will kick things off on Thursday. Swanson and Peterson will both be competing in the 500 free, while Andrew makes his debut in the 200 IM and Schultz tackles the 50 free.
On Friday, it will be Peterson and Andrew competing in the 400 IM and Schultz back in action in the 200 free. Andrew dominated the 400 IM at this year’s Ivy League Championships. His mark of 4:43.53 set a new school, meet, and Ivy League record. Schultz also swam to an Ivy crown in the 200 free, clocking a time of 1:35.22.
Swanson will return to action on Saturday in the 1650—an event he placed 11th in at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Iowa City. He tallied an NCAA “A” cut time in the 1650 at the Ivy Championships, a mark that is currently the fifth quickest in the nation. Peterson will also take to the pool in the 1650.
Schultz will be on double duty on Saturday, swimming in both the 100 free and 400-free relay. Andrew will also be competing in the 100 free, while the duo will be joined by junior Kevin Su and freshman Thomas Dillinger in relay action.
A full schedule, along with live results can be found by visiting Georgia Tech’s NCAA Championships Central.