PLANTATION, Fla. --
The Lafayette swimming and diving team returned to action on Sunday, competing in the Plantation Relay Invitational in Florida. The men faced off against Saint Mary's, while the women raced against Sacred Heart and Saint Mary's.
On his thoughts about the meet, head coach Jim Dailey said, "This meet is a lot of fun. We get to swim many of our swimmers competing in events they don't normally compete in. It also breaks up the monotony of training everyday. It's always fun to race especially when it's outside and 75 degrees out. Everyone is training hard and they are in pretty good shape."
On the men's side, the Leopards took home first place in each of the 10 events in which they swam. The first was in the 200-meter medley, finishing in a time of 1:47.88. Other highlighted events that finished in first place included the 200-meter free relay, (2:40.97), the 3x100-meter IM relay (3:03.41), and the 3x100-meter back relay (3:00.94).
On the women's side, the Leopards claimed six first-place winners in the 10 events. Some of the highlight wins included the 200-meter medley relay (2:00.3), the 3x100-meter IM relay (3:23.12), the 3x100-meter free relay (2:59.12) and the 200-meter free relay (1:47.75).
The interim session started off with the swimmers returning to campus on January 1. The team also had been completing double training sessions from Jan. 2-4 before heading to its Florida destination in Plantation.
The Leopards do not return to campus until Jan. 12 in anticipation for the start of the semester, starting on Jan. 28. In between, the team has three home dual meets: Jan. 14 against St. Peter's, Jan. 19 against Colgate and Jan. 26 against Rider.