As the first meets following a period of prolonged rest this season, the team's swimmers should be prepared to post very fast times.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Gears up for Zippy, Bomber Invites

The Cornell men’s swimming and diving team is looking forward to a weekend of high-level competition, although the squad will be split up. One segment of the team will travel to the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, and the rest will compete at the Bomber Invitational, closer to home at Ithaca College. “We are not able to travel our entire squad to Akron this weekend, so we will have a group of athletes competing at the Ithaca college meet this weekend also,” said head men’s swim coach Wes Newman. “Those swimmers and divers will also have a great opportunity to compete in a positive atmosphere and show the coaching staff what they are capable of. We are looking forward to seeing the performances from both Ithaca College and Akron this weekend.”

The team is looking forward to its first time at the Zippy Invite, where it expects to clock some of the fastest times of the season thus far, with the combined forces of facing strong competition and entering the competition well-rested.

The Red saw a 1-2-3 sweep of 100-yard breaststroke.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Defeats Dartmouth, Falls to Harvard in Tri-Meet

Cornell men’s swimming and diving started its season off with a strong performance in Hanover this past weekend, competing in a tri-meet against Dartmouth and Harvard. The Red defeated Dartmouth while falling to Harvard — the same result it had in the Dartmouth-Harvard tri-meet during the 2015 season. “This first league meet is always interesting because it shows us exactly where we are at,” said head swim coach Wes Newman. “Our goal as a team is to continue improving from this point on and building on our performances. I’m satisfied with how the team swam and dove this past weekend, and know that we are on track to continue improving over the course of the season.”

Cornell lost to Harvard with a score of 198-96, while defeating Dartmouth, 176-123.