What’s Happening: The Boise State swimming team looks to take on their toughest competition yet this season as they travel to the Emerald City to compete at the Husky Invitational, Thurs., Nov. 29 Sat., Dec. 1, hosted by the University of Washington at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center located in Federal Way, Wash.
The Teams: The Husky Invite will showcase the talents of some of the best teams in the country. The University of Washington will host the following teams at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center: Hawaii, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Puget Sound, Seattle University, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, USC, Whitworth and Wyoming.
The Facility: The Husky Invite will take place at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center at Federal Way, Wash. The world-class facility was the site of the 1990 Goodwill Games and 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2006 Spring National Championships. The indoor facility features a 50-meter9-feet deep, 9-lane competitive pool divided by bulkheads into two 25-yard courses. Warm-up lanes are available in the diving tank for continual warm-up.
On the Upcoming Event...
“We are excited for this invitational. We are coming down just a bit in yardage in order to feel a little more rested and we anticipate our fastest swimming so far this season. Federal Way is a fast pool and there will be some high level competition which is great for our team. We have some who will swim fast enough to come back and compete well in finals, and others who will have the opportunity to race well in the morning and get exposed to some of the fastest swimming at the NCAA Division I level. We will definitely need to be at our best in prelims in order to get a second swim in finals. This will be a great weekend for our young program.”
Diving Report: The Boise State diving team will head to the Lone Star State to compete at the Texas Invitational, Thurs., Nov. 29 Sat., Dec. 1. The divers will compete in one event each day, with the three-meter taking place on Thursday, the one-meter on Friday and the platform is scheduled for Saturday. This will be the first competition in which the divers will compete on the platform this season.