Swimming and Diving Set for American Championships

    Feb. 18, 2014

    Date Feb. 19-22
    Time Prelim: 10 a.m. | Finals: 6 p.m.
    Location Louisville, Ky.
    Venue Ralph Wright Natatorium
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    HOUSTON - The University of Houston Swimming and Diving program heads to the inaugural American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships hosted at the University of Louisville from Feb. 19-22.

    The Cougars will compete against five other women's squads (Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Rutgers, SMU) during the four-day meet. Swimming preliminaries will be held each day in the morning starting at 10 a.m. The finals will begin each evening at 6 p.m. Diving preliminaries are at noon every day, with finals during the evening sessions.

    The Cougars sported a 5-5 dual meet record under first year head coach Rich Murphy. Houston faced three teams within the league this year going 1-2 against Cincinnati, Louisville and picking up a win against SMU. The Cougars' 158-141 dual-meet victory over SMU marked the program's first win against their Dallas rivals since 1986.

    The UH divers will look to uphold their strong tradition of scoring points at the conference championships as all three divers (Natasha Burgess, Taylor Olanski and Danielle Shedd) compete across all three boards.

    In the swim races, Houston will look to their seniors to lead the way to points in the pool. Heather Winn heads into the meet seeded No. 6 in the 500 free and No. 8 in the 1,000 free. Fellow upperclassmen Laykin Lowry holds the No. 4 seed in the 200 fly and ranks No. 7 in the 400 IM.

    Houston finished second last year at the 2013 Conference USA Championships, tying a program-best finish for the event.

    Wednesday, Feb. 19
    12 p.m. - Women's 3M Prelims/Consolation
    6 p.m. Finals - 800 free relay, women's 3M finals, 200 medley relay

    Thursday, Feb. 20
    10 a.m. Prelims - 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free
    12:30 p.m. Women's 1M Prelim/Consolation
    6 p.m. Finals - 500 free, 200 IM, Women's 1M finals, 200 free relay

    Friday, Feb. 21
    10 a.m. Prelims - 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back
    6 p.m. Finals - 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 400 medley relay

    Saturday, Feb. 22
    10 a.m. Prelims - 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly
    12:30 p.m. Prelims - Women's Platform
    6 p.m. Finals - 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform, 400 free relay

    The conference's digital network will be producing the finals for all nights of the championships. Here are the links for each night:

    Wednesday, Feb. 19: http://theamerican.org/watch/?Live=44
    Thursday, Feb. 20: http://theamerican.org/watch/?Live=46
    Friday, Feb. 21:http://theamerican.org/watch/?Live=47
    Saturday, Feb. 22: http://theamerican.org/watch/?Live=48

    All-session tickets can be purchased up until the start of competition on Feb. 19. Prices are as follows:
    All-session adult: $33.00
    All-session 18 and under, college student, and senior citizen: $18.00

    To buy tickets, click here or call the University of Louisville ticket office at 502-852-5151.

    Wednesday February 19th

    Thursday February 20th

    Friday February 21st

    Saturday February 22nd



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