CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team will return to the pool deck this week when it appears at the Minnesota Invitational. The Crimson will compete in the Land of 10,000 Lakes from Dec. 4-8.
What to Know
- Harvard will compete at the four-day Minnesota Invitational (Dec. 4-7) along with the likes of Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan and Texas. The Crimson will also stay an extra day and participate in the long-course time trial on Dec. 8.
- The first day of the invitational, Dec. 4, will begin at 6 p.m. CT. The next three days, however, are scheduled for 10 a.m. CT (preliminaries) and 6 p.m. CT (finals) starts. Diving is slated for noon CT, Dec. 5-7.
- Harvard will return to action for the first time since Nov. 22, when it defeated Columbia on the road, 169.50-129.50. The decision moved the Crimson to 3-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Ivy League.
- Harvard's divers stole the show in New York City against Lions, winning both events. First-year Luke Foster claimed the 3-meter competition, finishing with a score of 339.08. Junior Alec DeCaprio, meanwhile, won the 1-meter event with a 336.53 effort. Both were NCAA qualifying standards.
- The Crimson took 11 of 16 events from Columbia and had four double winners on the night (Daniel Chang – 100 breast, 200 breast; Will Grant – 100 back, 200 back; Cole Kuster – 500 free, 1,000 free; Mahlon Reihman – 100 free, 200 free).
At The Helm
Kevin Tyrrell is in his seventh season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving, James Herscot '58 Coach of Excellence. Tyrrell helped the Crimson to an unblemished Ivy campaign and a third straight Ivy League championship in 2018-19. Harvard, meanwhile, is 42-1 all-time under Tyrrell vs. Ivy competition and 54-6 in dual meets under his direction.
Harvard returns to action Jan. 4, when it faces Boston College in a swimming-only event in Miami, Florida.