PHILADELPHIA After over two weeks off, the Penn women’s swimming and diving team is back in the pool for the Ivy Championships and ECAC Championships. The Ivy Championships will begin this Thursday in East Meadow, N.Y., while the ECAC Championships begin Friday in Cambridge, Mass. The Quakers will send their top 17 players to the Ivy Championships, while the rest of the team will head to the ECAC Championship meet.
Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 26 the Women’s Swimming Championships head to the Nassau County (N.Y.) Aquatic Center, for three days of competition to determine the 2009 Ivy League individual and team champions. The competition will go through Saturday, Feb. 28th and will consist of two sessions per day a morning preliminary session that begins at 11 a.m., and a championship final session that begins at 6 p.m. each evening.
The Quakers are currently ranked sixth in the Ivy League and post a 2-5 record in the conference. The Red and Blue finished fifth in the 2008 Ivy League Championships with Sara Coenen winning the Ivy Title in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. While Coenen will not swim due to an injury that barred her from participating since early December, the Quakers will look to many emerging swimmers to provide top times during the meet.
Click here for the schedule of the Ivy League Championships.
The ECAC Championships will begin on Friday and are hosted by Harvard at the Crimson’s Blodgett Pool. Preliminaries start at 10:00am (9:00am on Sunday), finals start at 6:00pm (4:00pm on Sunday). The Quakers finished 18th in the 2008 ECAC Championships, highlighted by Amanda King who took 11th in the 200 butterfly.
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