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Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Part in Swimming World Magazine's College Conference Carnival Friday, Saturday
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team heads to New Brunswick, N.J. Friday to take part in the prestigious Swimming World Magazine’s College Conference Carnival on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The Retrievers will take on three schools from top swimming conferences, including Rutgers from the Big East, Minnesota from Big Ten and Richmond from the Atlantic 10.
The four teams will each select and enter a championship squad consisting of 11 swimmers and two divers. Squads will compete in 12 swimming events and two diving events in an “A- Finals Only” format. There will be a swimmer representing each university in all of the final heats. In addition, Rider and Central Connecticut athletes will compete against the headliners in the B- Heats.
“We are extremely honored to be a part of the College Conference Carnival and competing against schools who are at the top of their conference,” UMBC head coach Chad Cradock said. “We are looking forward to a great weekend of fast swimming and great diving.”
All proceeds from the Carnival will benefit the “Frank Elm Endowed Scholarship” at Rutgers University. In 2009, the Carnival’s charter year, the event raised nearly $4,500 for the scholarship, and it is expected that the funds raised will only become bigger and better in 2010. Elm was a USA Olympic coach in ‘68 and ‘76.
Swimming World TV will be broadcasting LIVE with Garrett Mcafferty and Josh Davis as announcers on www.swiminfo.com.
The Retrievers will then join up with the rest of their teammates and the men’s team to take on Marist on Sunday at noon.