Cougar Swimming Announces 2021-22 Schedule
PULLMAN, Wash. (August 13, 2021) - Washington State Swimming will host four meets during the 2021-22 season, Head Coach Matt Leach announced Friday.
The Cougars open the season with a short trip over to the University of Idaho for a dual meet set for October 2. WSU swept all three meetings with the Vandals last season. The following weekend will see the Cougars head to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Chick-Fil-A Invite Oct. 8-9.
In mid-October Washington State opens Pac-12 Conference play hosting Arizona (Oct. 15) and Arizona State (Oct. 16) at Gibb Pool. Both Arizona schools will be making their first trip to Pullman since the 2017-18 season. The Cougars will close out the month with a trip to Los Angeles to face USC (Oct. 29) and UCLA (Oct. 30). WSU will close out their fall schedule with a trip to Houston for the three-day Phil Hansel Invitational (Nov. 18-20).
Washington State will open the 2021 calendar year hosting the PNW Invite at Gibb Pool Jan. 15-16 featuring Seattle U and Idaho. The following weekend will see the Cougars head to Salt Lake City for a Jan. 21 meeting against Utah and Jan. 22 against BYU in Provo, Utah.
WSU will close out the month of January with a dual meet at Nevada (Jan. 28) before hosting Grand Canyon (Feb. 11) for senior day at Gibb Pool.
The Pac-12 Championships return to Federal Way, Wash. in 2022 and are set for Feb. 23-26. The Pac-12 Last Chance meet is scheduled for Feb. 27 while the 2022 CSCAA National Invite is set for March 10-12 in Elkhart, Ind. and the 2022 NCAA Championships are scheduled for March 16-19 in Atlanta.
Last season, the Cougars posted records both in the pool and in the classroom. WSU recorded their highest team score in program history at the Pac-12 Conference Championships highlighted by Chloe Larson's individual championship in the 50 freestyle, WSU's first individual conference champion. The Cougars recorded a pair of school records, one Gibb Pool record, nine WSU Top-10 Times and three swimmers qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trails. Larson also earned a trip to the NCAA Championships in the 50 Free and 100 Free, becoming the second Cougar to earn a trip to the NCAA's in the last three seasons.
In the classroom, WSU earned a pair of CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors after posting a 3.61 team GPA in the fall of 2020 and a record-setting 3.72 team GPA in the spring semester, the highest team GPA in Washington State Athletics history. The Cougars also saw eight individuals named to the Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll.