So the collegiate swimming and diving season is long. October to March…pruny.
In my quest to unearth the statuses of some of the lesser-known sports here at Maryland, I find that our swimming and diving team is, well, it’s not very good. They broke several school records at the ACC championships last spring…so that’s positive, until you read that those records were only good enough for 12th place individual finishes and the like, culminating in an eighth-place team finish. That leads me to believe that a historically bad sport for Maryland is turning the corner? Maybe?
UMTerps.com has the 2009-2010 season summary. Let’s go to the block quotes:
While the main storyline for this year’s Maryland men’s swimming and diving team is youth, the Terps do return a steady flow of returners that are poised to make an impact.
Outstanding. Hey, whenever you can return the returners, you’ve gotta pull the trigger. In general, the team has some big shoes to fill with the departure of Eric Cullen, only the best breaststroker in school history. Say that five times fast while breaststroking why don’t you.
So far, they’re 1-2. Good luck to the team as the season gets going. Detailed swimming and diving team previews here and here; if you want hardcore breakdowns by individual swimming event, they’ve got you covered.
You are now up to date on Maryland swimming and diving. Boo-ya.
(Photo credit: UMTerps.com)