Men’s Swimming and Diving Ready for Home Meet vs. Columbia

Zach Snyder and the Crimson will play host to Columbia on Friday.
Zach Snyder and the Crimson will play host to Columbia on Friday.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 23rd-ranked Harvard men's swimming and diving team returns to action on Friday for an Ivy League home meet vs. Columbia. The conference clash is set for a 3 p.m. start at Blodgett Pool.

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What to Know

  • Harvard is coming off a busy, but successful weekend, sweeping Cornell (194-101) and Dartmouth (210-83) in Ithaca, N.Y., on Friday and defeating Bryant (186-109) on the road on Sunday.
  • The Crimson opened the campaign by winning 13 events and posting the fastest time in 15 of the meet's 16 events when including the exhibitioned events against the Big Red and Big Green.
  • Dean Farris '20 and Raphael Marcoux '20 won a pair of events, and swam on the winning 200 medley relay at Cornell with Dartmouth. Farris finished in first place in the 100 and 200 back. Marcoux, meanwhile, posted the fastest time in the 50 and 100 free.
  • Harvard won 11 events in the victory at Bryant. Michael Zarian '21 won two individual events (100 back, 200 breast). The other eight individual titles Harvard captured came from eight different student-athletes. The Crimson also won the 200 medley relay.
  • The Crimson is 68-5 all-time vs. Columbia in a series that dates to February of 1933. Last year, Harvard beat Columbia on the road, 192-107, to run its series winning streak to 12 meets.
  • Columbia visits Cambridge with a 1-2 dual-meet record and an 0-2 mark in the Ivy League. The Lions dropped a 168-132 road decision at Yale on Saturday.

At The Helm

Kevin Tyrrell began his sixth season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving this past weekend. Tyrell helped the Crimson to a sweep of Cornell and Dartmouth, which ran his all-time coaching record to 34-1 vs. Ivy League competition, and a win over Bryant. The decision vs. the Bulldogs improved his Harvard record to 46-3.

Next Up

Harvard will be in action at the end of November/beginning of December when it splits its squad. The swimmers will head to Austin, Texas, for the Texas Invitational (Nov. 28-Dec. 1) with the divers set to compete at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2).