Swimming To Wrap Up Regular Season This Weekend
Jan. 23, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - After an undefeated trip to Louisiana last weekend, the TCU swimming and diving squads return to the Metroplex to close out their regular seasons this weekend. The Horned Frog men look to end their regular season on a high note when they travel to Dallas to face crosstown-rival SMU tonight at 7 p.m. The Lady Frogs will put their 11-meet winning streak on the line this weekend, battling C-USA foe Houston Friday night and Rice Saturday afternoon.
Due to continued construction at TCU's Student Recreation Center, the women's Friday meet will take place at SMU's Perkins Natatorium at 7 p.m., concurrent with the SMU-Rice women's contest. On Saturday, the Frogs will celebrate senior day at 4 p.m. at the Grapevine High School pool.
In addition to closing out their regular seasons, both teams will look to improve on some nationally ranked times posted by the Frogs already this season. According to the most recent rankings in Taper and Shave magazine, Horned Frog sophomore Craig Chapman (San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee) has posted the nation's 20th-best time this season in the 200 backstroke (1:46.99) and is 24th nationally in the 100 back (49.52).
Joining Chapman among the nation's top backstrokers is TCU senior Aaron Ewert (Dallas, Texas/Garland), who ranks 38th in the 100 back (49.98).
Four Horned Frog relay squads are also ranked nationally. Leading the way is the men's 200-yard freestyle relay, which is 28th in the country at 1:22.62. The men's 400 free relay comes in at 42nd (3:30.78), while the Lady Frogs are ranked 40th in the 400 free relay (3:28.86) and 48th in the 200 free relay (1:36.71).
Up next for the Frogs after this weekend's regular season finales are the Conference USA Women's Championships and Men's Invitational. Both meets will take place Feb. 23-25 in Indianapolis, Ind.