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Bruins Open 2022-23 Season at Fresno State Invitational

Oct 5, 2022
Photo: Harry Bugarin

The UCLA swimming and diving team is ready to pull the curtain on a new season, heading to the Fresno State Invitational this weekend for the first event of the 2022-23 campaign.

The six-team invitational opens on Friday, Oct. 7 with an 11:00 a.m. morning session and 6:00 p.m. session. The squads will return to the Fresno State Aquatics Center for a third session at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

All three sessions of the competition will be streamed for free on the Mountain West Network. Fans can watch the stream on a web browser, and the MWN also has apps available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. In addition, live results will be available through the Meet Mobile app ($).

Scheduled events for the Friday morning session include the 200 medley relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 200 freestyle relay. The evening session will follow with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 800 free relay. Saturday's session is set to include the 400 medley relay, 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.

On the diving side, the schools will compete in 3-meter and a team springboard event on Friday, followed by 1-meter on Saturday.

Besides UCLA and the host Bulldogs, the invitational field is rounded out by California, San Diego State, San Jose State, and Colorado State.

UCLA is coming off a successful 2021-22 campaign, as the Bruins finished top-four at Pac-12s and sent a quartet of student-athletes to the NCAA Championships. The Bruins welcome back a strong nucleus of returners, led by fifth-year All-American Claire Grover, five-time NCAA-qualifying diver Hannah Butler, and reigning team rookie of the year Paige MacEachern. A star-studded freshman class is headlined by three student-athletes who competed in the Tokyo Olympics in diver Eden Cheng (Great Britain) and distance free standouts Katrina Bellio (Canada) and Beril Bocekler (Turkey).

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