Men's Swimming and Diving Returns To The Pool on Saturday at Penn

Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A quick turnaround for Harvard men's swimming and diving (5-2, 4-0 Ivy) going on the road to Philadelphia, Pa. for a dual meet with the Penn Quakers (4-3, 3-3 Ivy) at noon on Saturday.

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What to Know
- Harvard is coming off an impressive, 203.5-96.5 victory over Brown in a rare mid-week Ivy League dual meet on Wednesday afternoon.
- First-year Gunner Grant was one of the Crimson's top performers against Brown with three first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes as well as 200 IM. Grant swam away from the rest of the field in the 200 back, touching the wall with a time of 1:45.01.
- Junior Alec DeCaprio highlighted the divers, posting scores of 316.88 in the 1-meter dive and a score of 328.80 on the 3-meter to secure first-place in both events against Brown.
- Early in the season at the Minnesota Invitational, first-year Will Grant notched four NCAA B-cut times: 100 back (47.32), 200 back (1:42.47), 200 IM (1:46.71) and 400 IM (3:50.28).
- Harvard faces Penn for the 77th time in program history and lead the series, 74-2.

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 and a third straight Ivy League championship in 2018-19. Harvard, meanwhile, is 42-1 all-time under Tyrrell vs. Ivy competition and 54-6 in dual meets under his direction.  

Next Up
Harvard is off for two weeks, preparing for the annual, two-day H-Y-P meet on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Princeton, N.J.