TCU Meets Missouri State in Tulsa, Okla.
Dec. 13, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU swimming and diving team will wrap up its 2013 season with a two-day meet against Missouri State beginning on Saturday, Dec. 14. The meet will take place in Tulsa, Okla. halfway between Fort Worth, Texas and Springfield, Mo.
In a combined effort, the TCU and Missouri State swimming and diving teams will be hosting a free swimming clinic in conjunction to the meet, set to begin following competition between the two teams on Saturday, Dec. 14. The clinic will be open to local swimmers in the third through eighth grades that are able to swim a 25-yard freestyle. The clinic will involve several stations providing participants with instruction from coaches and student-athletes from both teams. The stations will include work on starts, turns, and various stroke mechanics. All clinic participants will receive a free t-shirt. Following the clinic, student-athletes will be signing and handing out posters to participants.
“We are meeting MSU in Tulsa because the location being half way between the two universities and the quality of the Jenks High School facility for training and meets,” head coach Richard Sybesma said. “I think this is going to be a great weekend of training, competing, fellowship and giving back to swimming with the clinic our teams will do on Saturday after our meet. Missouri State has a great program and we will both train and compete hard together.”
The Horned Frogs will look to build on the success of their last time out after notching 27 top five performances and having five school records set or matched at the Texas A&M Art Adamson Invitational.
The TCU men enter the two-day meet with a 1-1 record in dual meet competition, falling to North Carolina before defeating SMU for the first time in program history. The TCU women are 2-2 in dual meet competition this season, including an undefeated 2-0 in the Big 12 with wins against conference foes Kansas and Iowa State.
The Missouri State men and women’s team enter the two-day dual after recording a pair of third-place finishes in the TYR Invitational in Evanston, Ill. prior to Thanksgiving. The Missouri State men bring a 3-1 record in dual meet competition while the women are 3-2.