UW Swimming Set to Compete at DU Relays

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Wyoming men’s and women’s swimming will see competition for the first time in the 2016-17 season on Saturday at the DU Relays. The full day of relay events will begin at 12 p.m. MT at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colo.

Wyoming will compete against Denver and Northern Colorado in 12 different relay events. Four freestyle relays, four medley relays, an underwater relay and one relay each in the breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.

“This weekend is a fun meet and it’s unlike any other we compete in all year,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “It’s a good opportunity to work on relay exchanges and the kids will get to swim a lot. Some of them will swim upwards of six or seven races. It’s usually a pretty quiet ride home.”

Swimmers will be allowed to compete in an unlimited number of races.

“I love the relays. Since it’s all relay events, it’s much more of a team atmosphere,” UW junior swimmer Ryan Ball said. “All through the preseason we’ve been doing endurance work, getting strong and getting in shape. We’ve been working on a lot of technical things, and after the Brown and Gold Meet we found some other things we can get better at.”

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