CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team begins its Ivy League schedule on Saturday when it faces Dartmouth and Cornell in Hanover, New Hampshire. The meet at Karl Michael Pool is slated to start at noon.
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- Harvard opened the 2019-20 campaign last Saturday and fell to No. 7 Texas A&M, 167.50-132.50, and Duke, 172-128.
- The Crimson will face a Dartmouth side that is 0-2 after falling to Duke, 185-109, and Boston College, 158-139, last Friday in Chestnut Hill. Cornell, meanwhile, enters the Ivy meet at 1-0 after downing St. Bonaventure at home, 202.50-95.50.
- Harvard will face Ivy competition for the first time since last February when it won its third consecutive Ivy League title. The crown was the program's fourth in the last six years.
- Harvard is 76-11 all-time vs. Dartmouth. The Crimson is unbeaten in its last 47 get-togethers with the Big Green.
- Harvard will carry a 56-2 all-time record vs. Cornell, a series that dates back to 1955. The Crimson has won 12 consecutive meets vs. the Big Red.
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 in 2018-19, which ran his all-time coaching record to 39-1 vs. Ivy competition, and to a third straight Ivy League championship. Harvard, meanwhile, is 51-6 in dual meets under his direction.
Harvard returns to action on Friday, Nov. 22, when it competes in New York, New York, against Columbia. The action is set to begin at 5 p.m.