Last weekend, eighth-ranked Stanford’s men’s swimming and diving team concluded a four-day invitational at University of Texas. The meet did not keep score, which gave coaches the freedom to test swimmers in different events. The Cardinal (1-0, Pac-12 1-0) left Texas with finalists who earned NCAA B-cuts in every event.
The men’s swimming and diving team are visiting the Lone Star State from today through Saturday for the University of Texas Swimming Invitational. The eighth-ranked Cardinal (1-0, Pac 12 1-0) will face stiff competition from five other schools including No. 7 USC and host No. 6 Texas, who is the four-time defending national champion.
On Saturday morning, the No. 5 men’s swimming and diving team (1-0, Pac-12 1-0) competed in their first invitational of the season at the University of the Pacific.
This weekend the men’s (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) and women’s (1-0, 1-0) swim teams are gearing up for away meets. This Friday the women will face the Washington State Cougars (1-0) in Pullman, Washington. The following day the men will be swimming at an invitational meet in Stockton, California with the University of the Pacific.
On Tuesday afternoon at Avery Aquatics Center, Stanford (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) ousted Utah (0-1, 0-1) in their season-opening meet by an aggregate score of 190-105 . After the Cardinal football team suffered a crushing defeat on the gridiron at the hands of Utah on Saturday night, the men’s swimming team took to the pool to drown away Stanford’s sorrows and exact revenge on the Utes.
Today, both of Stanford’s swimming and diving teams (both 0-0) will take on Utah (both 0-0) at the Avery Aquatic Center in their first conference dual meet of the season.
Less than two weeks after Stanford men’s swimming and diving upset then-No.1 Cal in a nail-biting victory, the Golden Bears returned the favor during this past weekend’s Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. There, No. 1 Stanford finished in second place at the conference tournament to their Bay Area rivals.
At the end of the final race, the 200 free relay, in Avery Aquatic Center, few in the crowd knew what just happened. The Cardinal entered the event with a seven-point lead and an opportunity to upset the No.1 ranked team in the nation, but the Bears won the event, and two Cardinal swimmers came in second and third. After a few moments of hushed anxiety, the result was finally known. No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming and diving (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) had upset No. 1 Cal (5-1, 4-1) 151-149 on Senior Day.