Men’s Swimming and Diving Set to Travel to Texas and Georgia

Harvard is set to compete at Texas and Georgia this week.
Harvard is set to compete at Texas and Georgia this week.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's swimming and diving continues its season this week after taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Crimson will send its swimmers to the Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas, and its divers to the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, Ga.

How to Follow

Hall of Fame Invitational: Longhorn NetworkLive Results

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What to Know

  • The Hall of Fame Invitational is slated to run from Wednesday, Nov. 28-Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The Georgia Fall Invitational, meanwhile, is slated for Thursday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 1, inside Gabrielsen Natatorium.
  • The Longhorn Network will air the Hall of Fame Invitational on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. SEC Network+, meanwhile, will carry the Georgia Fall Invitational on Thursday and Friday.
  • Harvard will compete in its first invitational setting after sweeping a tri-meet with Dartmouth and Cornell, and defeating Bryant and Columbia in a pair of duals. The Crimson currently sits at 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Ivy League.
  • In its four wins, Harvard has been dominant, winning 38 events, including the first 14 in its last time out against Columbia.
  • Brennan Novak broke the school record in the 500-yard freestyle last season at the Hall of Fame Invitational. He turned in a time of 4:16.51, which was four-tenths of a second better than the previous mark set by John Cole '05 in 2002.
  • Dean Farris returns to Austin after a stellar effort a year ago. The now-junior was the runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle and came in fifth place in the 100 backstroke. He also swam a leg on the 400-yard free relay with returners Raphael Marcoux and Mahlon Reihman that posted the eighth-fastest time in the field. The graduated Paul O'Hara was the fourth of the quartet.
  • Last season in Athens, Hal Watts and Alex DeCaprio finished in sixth and ninth place, respectively, on the 1-meter board. In 3-meter diving, Watts was 11th and DeCaprio recorded a 12th-place effort.

At The Helm

Kevin Tyrrell is in his sixth season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving. Tyrell helped the Crimson to a win over Columbia in its last time out, which ran his all-time coaching record to 35-1 vs. Ivy League competition. The decision vs. the Lions improved his Harvard record to 47-3.

Next Up

After this week's split squad, Harvard will take a break from competition before returning to Athens to face Georgia on Monday, Jan. 7.