Kansas hosts TCU Saturday in "Jayhawks for a Cure" meet
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas swimming & diving team hosts Big 12 Conference foe, TCU, Saturday, October 27 inside Robinson Natatorium for its first official one-day dual meet of the season at 12 p.m.
Coming off of an exciting double-dual win against Missouri State and South Dakota, October 12-13, the team has had a fast-paced two-week training in the middle of what head coach Clark Campbell calls “Rocktober.”
“We are really happy with how we preformed at our double-dual and it enabled us to have some time to reflect on the technical things we need to work on,” Campbell said. “Right now, this part of the year is called ‘Rocktober’ because we all work really hard. We were are able to get right back to work again and continue the process of getting better for February, so for them (the team), it is tiring.”
Last year, only a select group of Kansas’ student-athletes were able to compete when they traveled to TCU, so this year will give each Jayhawk the opportunity to swim or dive in this 16-event dual.
The team has showed resilience the past couple of weeks and it leads to a great chance to showcase what each individual student-athlete has been working on, in addition to the team as a whole.
“We are looking forward to see if we can continue the progression from the last meet even though we are two weeks more into ‘Rocktober,'” Campbell said. “We want to go out and race well as an entire team; this is another opportunity to see where we are race wise.”
The entire team will be sporting pink caps Saturday in honor of the “Jayhawks for a Cure” meet. Campbell looks forward to the energy in the pool that will be created from not only fighting for top times, but also supporting those battling cancer, having survived it and attempting to find a cure together.
“Everyone is fighting for a cure for somebody or something, so they will be excited for that,” Campbell said. “It will be good to build awareness.”
Fans attending are encouraged to park in Lot 90 adjacent to the natatorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Those unable to attend can follow the action on social media.
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