Kansas Swimming Travels to Mexico

Jan. 2, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas swimming team will journey to a warmer climate in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Wednesday for its annual winter training trip which will continue through Jan. 11.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Jayhawks will travel to the Northeastern Mexico destination for a week of altitude training at the La Loma Altitude Training Center in <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>San Luis Potosi, which is 6,233 feet above sea level. Kansas will take on a rigorous training schedule, practicing once each morning and once each evening for two hours per practice.

“Our winter training trip is one of the most important parts of our season,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “We will be training at the La Loma facility to have our first experience in altitude training. As a coach, altitude training is something that I’ve wanted to do for awhile and now we have this opportunity. As a team, we will look at this winter training as a way for us to attain our individual and team goals later on in February and March.”

To conclude the week of training, the Jayhawks will compete in a dual meet against the Bowdoin College Polar Bears. BowdoinCollege, located in Brunswick, Maine, will also be utilizing the La Loma facility for the duration of the week. The two teams will square off at 5 p.m. on Jan. 10.

Following Kansas’ return to Lawrence, the Jayhawks will depart to Lincoln, Neb., for their second Big 12 Conference match-up of the year against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Devaney Natatorium at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13.

For complete results following Kansas’ dual meet action, stay tuned to kuathletics.com.