Feb. 7, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut swimming and diving program will host its annual UConn Husky Open Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.
This year's meet features five schools in addition to UConn, as Boston College, Rhode Island, Northeastern, Keene State and Bryant University will all be on campus to compete.
Saturday's competition follows a time trial type format, as swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different races. While some schools use these types of meets to figure out who will be representing them at their conference meets, the Huskies are viewing it as more practice.
"In our case, we use it as a tune up as we already know our conference team," UConn swimming coach Bob Goldberg said. "It will help us stay sharp and prevent us from being off from competitive swimming for two straight weeks before the American Athletic Conference Championships."
With six teams in the pool this weekend, the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium will certainly resemble a conference championship.
"There will be a lot of swimmers there and it has a championship atmosphere about it," Goldberg said. "It's exciting and usually a lot of fun."
UConn wrapped up regular season action last weekend with two dual meets, competing against Dartmouth on Feb. 1 and Colgate on Feb. 2. The men's swimming and diving team defeated both schools to finish the season with a perfect 6-0 record, while the women's team fell to Dartmouth and topped Colgate to end the season at 4-2.