For those of you without high school swim meets occupying your time on Saturday, there are a number of strong NCAA meets, brimming with local talent, taking place across the area.
This is a great way to see fast NCAA Division I and III swimming in your own backyard, and a great opportunity for anyone considering swimming in college.
In a Big East-ACC matchup, Maryland will meet West Virginia at 1 p.m., at Maryland’s Eppley Center in College Park.
Check out former RMSC swimmers Andrew Relihan (Georgetown Prep), Sean Stewart (Wootton), and Erin Stout (Sherwood), along with Alex Spina (Paul VI Catholic) from Curl-Burke, competing for U-Md. They’ll take on former Annandale and Potomac Marlins standout Rachael Burnett, starring for WVU.
Also, Georgetown will travel across town to face George Washington at the Smith Center, at 11 a.m., and Washington & Lee (Lexington Va.) and Catholic will face Marymount at home for a tri-meet on Saturday, at 2 p.m., at the Lee Center.
Although a bit far for an afternoon trip, if you’re looking for fast swimming, rivals North Carolina and U-Va. face off in what promises to be one of the fastest ACC match-ups of the year, held at the Koury Natatorium – men will begin at noon; women at 3 p.m.
The meet boasts some of the ACC’s top talent, not to mention a slue of former Potomac Valley’s elite swimmers and divers, including our athlete blogger Bradley Phillips (Oakton/Curl-Burke), who will likely swim a tough schedule against UNC’s fast group of distance swimmers.
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