Swimming Season Restarts Saturday

By Meredith McCloskey Hoya Staff Writer

After finishing the most intense training period of the season, the Georgetown swim team is ready to dive back into competition.

The team traveled to the University of Miami (Fla.) from Dec. 30 to Jan. 9, swimming outdoors along with teams from the Universities of Pennsylvania, of Scranton and the University of Miami. Although the team encountered some inclement weather and a broken pool heater in Miami, they trained for five hours a day.

The Hoyas held an intrasquad meet this past weekend to get ready for competition again. The women’s squad will swim against St. Francis and the University of Akron, a school in its first season swimming.

Both should give a good challenge to Georgetown, Head Coach Beth Bower said.

“Hopefully we will be stronger and have more depth, but we’ll have to work for it.”

Both the men’s and women’s squads will travel to Providence during the last weekend of January. Only the men’s team was victorious against Providence last season.

“It was close on both sides,” Bower said. “We need to swim well on the road.”

According to Bower, the team is excited to get the second part of the season underway. The season culminates with the Big East Championships, which are held Feb. 25-27 at the Goodwill Games Swimming Center in Uniondale, N.Y.

“Both teams had an outstanding winter training trip,” Bower said.


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