Swimming Plays Host To The 26th Annual Washington Open This Weekend

Jan. 30, 2002

SEATTLE - The 26th annual Washington Open is set to kick-off this Thursday, January 31, with the 1000-yard freestyle in Federal Way, Wash. The four-day swimming meet will feature over 350 swimmers on both the collegiate and club levels. The 1000-yard freestyle, which will be the only event on Thursday, will start at 6 p.m. The preliminaries over the next three days will begin at 9:30 a.m., while the finals will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center.

The host University of Washington men's and women's teams will be joined in the collegiate division by Central Washington and Seattle University. Last year, the Huskies finished first (men) and second (women) in team competition, at a meet which featured some of the top local and national talent, including U.S. Olympians Megan Quann and Tom Wilkins.

The Washington Open is the last home meet of the season for the Huskies. Complete results and daily recaps (Fri.-Sun.) for the Washington Open will be available on Washington's official website, www.gohuskies.com.

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