Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Big Swim Meets this Weekend

The Whitman Swim Teams remain undefeated in NWC dual meets.  With three NWC Dual meets left, Whitman's Men and Women face their toughest competition yet this weekend in Tacoma.  With PLU on Friday at 6pm, and UPS at 1pm on Saturday, the weekend is sure to be well-matched and very tough for our men and women.  
PLU is also undefeated in NWC dual meets this season, as are the UPS men.  The UPS women's only loss came against Pacific University where they were upset in an amazingly close final score of 102.33 to 102.66.  Historically, meets between UPS  and Whitman, and PLU and Whitman have been very close.  Last year, due to poor weather, Whitman's meets against both teams were cancelled.  The rivalry is back this year and the meets will certainly be some of the closest and most exciting NWC dual meets of the season!  This weekend is also the first NWC dual meet of the year for three of our swimmers.  We're pleased to welcome back Keller Hawkins from a semester abroad in Bali and Ellen Banks from a semester abroad in Grenada, Spain.  Finally, we are thrilled to welcome sophomore transfer, Dane Kawamoto, to our Men's team.  We can't wait to see them all in the pool this weekend!
We hope to see you this weekend wearing your blue and yellow!