Swimming and Diving, Jan. 28

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Sports Staff Writer
Thursday, January 28, 2010

The men’s team headed into winter break looking to prepare for the upcoming Ivy Championships in March, said Head Coach Peter Brown. Though the team finished the break with a 0-3 record, Brown noted that the meets were tighter than what the scores indicated.

The Bears came up six points short when swimming against the Penn Quakers in North Miami, Fla., 143-137, and the Harvard Crimson narrowly defeated Brown, 127-116.

“We did great in those meets, and we are going to use them as stepping stones towards the Ivy Championships,” Brown said.

The women’s swimming and diving team jumps back in the pool on Friday after coming back from a tough winter break with a 0-3 record, Brown said. All three meets proved challenging for the team — the Bears lost by the biggest margin of the season to Boston University, were out-swum in many events by only a few milliseconds against Penn and came up short in gold medals against the Harvard Crimson.

Overall, Brown said, the team is heading in the right direction, and he hopes the squad will be in its competitive groove by the time the Ivy Championships roll around.