Washington's Men's Swimming Hosts Bellevue Swim Club
Oct. 23, 2003
SEATTLE-- The Washington swimming teams hit the pool this weekend, with the men hosting the Bellevue Swim Club on Saturday, Oct. 25 and the women competing in the SMU Classic Oct. 24-25. It marks the first competition for the Huskies after a pair of intrasquad meets to open the season.
The men's meet against the Bellevue Swim Club will start at 10 a.m., at Husky Pool. The Bellevue team is recognized as one of the top club teams in the Pacific Northwest and has developed numerous Husky swimmers, including current members Lisa Fanning, Blythe Murray, Crystal Rawlings and Ed Switaj.
The Bellevue Swim Club also cultivated many Husky graduates, including Cam Gravrock (all-time UW top 10 in the 200 IM), David Moilanen (former school record holder in the 200 back, two-time Academic All-American), Chris Mylan (All-American) and Jody Braden (All-American, Pan Am Games silver medallist, Pac-10 Champion). The team is coached by Klass Schenk.
The women open the regular season at the 10th annual SMU Women's Swimming and Diving Classic on Friday, Oct. 24. The six team meet includes five teams that finished in the top 25 at the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, including No. 4 SMU, No. 5 Florida, No. 16 Indiana, No. 19 Washington, No. 24 South Carolina and TCU. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., both nights.
The Husky women are young but return three swimmers that participated at the 2002 NCAA's, including Melody Staubitz, Annette Vayo and Sharon Olson. The team is captained by Staubitz and Desiree Johnson.
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