My name is Kristi Edleson and I am both a member of the women’s varsity swim and dive team as well as a DP Sports staff writer. Beginning today I will be bringing you a weekly splash about what’s going on at Sheerr Pool, located in our very own Pottruck Fitness center.
This past weekend the men’s and women’s teams faced Yale and Dartmouth in our annual tri-meet. Luckily this year it was home and we did not have to trek nine hours north to Hanover, N.H. – a surefire way to be exhausted and swim far from our best. The women beat Dartmouth but lost to Yale, as was expected. However, our male counterparts lost to both teams.
Though we don’t go into a dual meet or tri-meet under the impression that we are going to lose, we do tend to put a lot more emphasis on our end of season league championship meet, which may cost us a win or two over the course of the season.
Next weekend, our teams head up to swim at the brand new pool just built at Brown. Us ladies will face both Brown and Harvard, while the men will only swim Brown.
Currently practices are really tough as we prepare for the Ivy League championships in eight weeks (nine weeks for the men). Our head coach Mike Schnur told us every day for the next few weeks is a “try-out” for the Ivy team. Then men’s and women's team each have over 30 members, but only 18 can go to Ivies – so as always there will be DRAMA.