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Anonymous | Posted: 22 Sep 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Alumni Meet a Success


PROVO -- The men's swimming team had a fun and relaxing evening on Friday at its Alumni Meet at the Richards Building Pool. This meet is held every year during Homecoming week.

"It was a fun event for everyone in attendance- current athletes, alumni and spectators," BYU coach Tim Powers said. "It was a relaxed meet, but we still saw some impressive swims from our team."

Alumni that competed were Brett Allen (2007), Chris Patience (2007), Jorge Azevedo (2007), Dave Scott (2007), Nick Tobler (2006), David Larson (2006) and Glenn Abernethy (1996).

The alumni swimmers were well represented in almost every event. They were often right along side with the current BYU swimmers and even came out on top a couple of times. Notably, Brett Allen won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.03 and the alumni team won the 200 free relay.

Not only were there seven alumni swimmers who competed in the pool but Coach Powers also noted that five other alumni were sitting in the stands enjoying the event as spectators.

"I am happy with the turnout we had from alumni this evening," Coach Powers commented. "I also was impressed with our team tonight. We had some surprising swims. We had guys swimming in events they don't normally do. And when you consider we have only been practicing for a week, I was pleased with how we looked."

The men's swim team will next be in action on Oct. 12 in Salt Lake City for the Don Reddish Relays.


Anonymous | Posted: 20 Sep 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Men's Alumni Meet This Friday


PROVO -- The BYU men's swimming team will be holding its annual alumni swim meet this Friday at 6 p.m. in the Richards Building Pool in conjunction with Homecoming week.

"We have a tradition of having our alumni swim meet every Homecoming weekend," Coach Tim Powers said. "Alumni know that if they want to come we have a meet every year the Friday of Homecoming week."

Coach Powers will split up the current men's team and alumni that come to swim into two teams and let the squads compete. They will compete in all of the short races, including relays. The longest race of the evening will be the 500 free.

Alumni are encouraged to bring their spouses and children along to join in the festivities of the evening. Coach Powers will not only assume the responsibility of the announcer for the meet, but he will also be the starter.

"It is a relaxed event, and we hope that people will have fun with it," Powers said. "We expect somewhere in the range of 10-12 alumni but always hope for more to show up. That includes guys who have kids old enough to be in college and guys who graduated just last year."

The event is open to the public.