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Utah Swim & Dive Kicks Off 2021 With Utah Diving Invitational and BYU Time Trials

Jan 6, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah diving team is set to open the New Year with the annual Utah Diving Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9 at the Ute Natatorium.  While the Ute divers welcome opponents from three institutions to their home meet, various Utah swimmers will head to BYU for time trials in Provo.

The diving team will welcome competitors from BYU, Wyoming and Air Force this weekend for the first competition of 2021. Friday will consist of the men's 1-meter competition and women's 3-meter. On Saturday, the women will move to the 1m and the men on the 3m.

Follow @UTAHswimdive on Twitter for live updates throughout both days of competition at the Ute Natatorium.

DIVING SCHEDULE
Friday:
Men's 1m prelim - 10am
Women's 3m prelim - 12:30pm
Men's 1m final - 5:35pm
Women's 3m final - 6:40pm
 
Saturday:
Women's 1m prelim – 10am
Women' 1m final – 11:10am
Men's 3m prelim – 1:15pm
Men's 3m final – 2:25pm
 
TIME TRIALS
Various Utah swimmers will be making the trip to Provo for the time trials event. The meet will be a non-scored team event. The men will get action started Friday night at 5 p.m. MT, while the women will race Saturday at 11 a.m. MT.
 
LAST TIME OUT
The Utah divers saw their first action of the 2020-21 season at the Lumberjack Diving Invite toward the beginning of December. The Utes put together a terrific first outing and came away with three wins of the six events, as well as four third-place finishes. Tony Chen won both events he competed in, the 1m and 3m, while it was Lizzy DeCecco bringing home the other victory after winning the women's 3m.
 
Emma Ruchala finished in third place on the 1m and 3m in her strong showing and Regan Caufield collected a third-place finish on the 10m board. Luke McDivitt also posted strong finishes while in Flagstaff, Ariz., placing third on the 10m and fourth on the 3m.
 
SCHEDULE UPDATE
Following the Utah Diving Invite and the time trials at BYU, the Utah diving team will travel to Los Angeles to compete at the UCLA Diving Invitational taking place Friday through Sunday, Jan. 15-17. Utah will then host Colorado Mesa at the Ute Natatorium to kick off dual meet action on Saturday, Jan. 23.
 
The Utes will stay home and compete against BYU the following weekend over two days on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30. The final competition announced thus far is the Air Force Diving Invitational slated for Feb. 4-6. The 2020-21 season schedule is all tentative and could have adjustments throughout the season.