Jayhawks back in water at William Jewell
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas swimming and diving team travels to Liberty, Missouri for a 6 p.m. short-course meter (SCM) competition Wednesday inside the Mabee Center pool.
With the team freshly back to a comfortable elevation, head coach Clark Campbell sees the advantages of some competitive racing mid-week with a unique set of events not normally contested.
“We’ve been swimming well and this meet is fun because we get to kind of do some different things and play with some different events,” Campbell said. “It is a very short meet so we don’t do a lot of the events. Plus, it is also in short-course meters (SCM) instead of yards, so it is a little different. We understand short-course meters because we train it, but it is different than the typical NCAA-type meet. So a couple of different types of events, but it is a really good chance to get in some racing mid-week.”
This will be the sixth year in a row for the Jayhawks to duel against the Cardinals and sets up the possibility for a sixth win in a row on the season.
“This meet will let us do some different things, it is another college team within our area which I think is really important to support and get a competition against,” Campbell said. “And so it is an easy meet for both schools whether it is over here or over there. We train to race and racing is probably the best type of training, and we get to do it over in Kansas City.”
The Jayhawks are anticipating what competing back at sea level will be like after training very few days since their elevation trip in Arizona.
“We still see the benefits (after training at altitude),” Campbell said. “Usually what happens is you feel really good for two weeks, then normal for two weeks, and then you feel even better two weeks after that. It comes right around the Big 12 Championships so we are excited to see them pop from that. It is a lot easier adjusting coming down from altitude instead of going up to altitude and so they should probably feel pretty good on Wednesday.”
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