Maryland Wraps Up Terrapin Invitational
Feb. 2, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland swimming and diving teams hosted the Testudo Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Terps swam unattached to the collegiate program per NCAA rules.
Six club-swimming teams faced the Terps in the 30 heat, two-day event. The Aqua Hoya Swim Club, Blue Waves Swim Team, Hydro-Sonic Timburones, Joe Flaherty's Dolphins, Rockville Montgomery Swim Club and York's Swim Club competed against the Terps, representing their individual club programs and the US Swimming Club.
"It was good for our swimmers to bring others swimmers into the university," said Interim Head Coach Jarod Schroeder.
The Terrapins chose not to swim in their usual events, and to instead improve on other strokes.
"To swim in the same events all season makes it tough to improve," said Schroeder. "The swimmers chose their events to swim in that were different from their usual events, and competed very well in them."
On February 20, The women's team will travel to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
"This meet was good for their minds heading into the ACCs," commented Schroeder.
The men's competition will begin on February 27, also in Atlanta.