UConn huskies to swim in alumni invitational
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 22:10
After a strong fifth place finish in the Big East Championship last season, the UConn men’s swimming and diving team looks to kick off the 2012-13 season this Saturday with their annual Homecoming Alumni meet.
This weekend’s meet will not be a typical meet for the Huskies, as no other schools will be participating. Instead, the team will host this event to showcase their skills and readiness for the season in an exhibition format. Several alumni of the team are expected to attend and show their support, if not some of their skills as well. This event will be the culmination of weeks of practice and preparation leading up to the start of the season.
Last season, the Huskies put together a strong performance throughout the season, ending it with a fifth place finish in men’s swimming and an individual fifth place finish in one-meter diving at the 2012 Big East Championship. In addition, they capped off the season with an excellent finish in an individual competition at the 2012 NCAA Zone Diving Championships, with the team’s competitor placing eighth overall. These performances proved to be record-breaking, in some cases, for UConn.
This season, the team is expected to pick up right where they left off. Seniors Grant Fecteau and Kyungsoo Yoon, two integral parts of last year’s success, have returned for their final season with the team. In addition, seniors Nick Cerra, Sean Cook and Joe Glowacki have each returned for their final season, serving as co-captains for this season. The personal records they hold in their respective events are representative of the strength of the entire team going into this season. The team has built a foundation with major talents in each of the competition events.
The Homecoming Alumni meet is set to begin at 12 p.m. in the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium and is open for anyone to attend.