The BYU swim and dive teams enter postseason by competing in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 17, in Monterey Park and Pasadena, California.
"We are excited for conference. The team is in a position they have never been before because they have been through so much this year, and a lot of them feel like they could face anything," BYU head coach John Brooks said. "Mentally, they are in a good place to have a good meet regardless of what happens. I am really excited to have mentally tough swimmers and divers prepared for conference. I think our men have a really good shot at trying to win, and I think the women's team is better than last year and can improve in their position from last year."
Last year at the MPSF Championships, the men’s team took second and the women’s team took fourth. The BYU men’s team has taken first in four of the seven MPSF Championship meets.
The men will compete against Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, the University of Hawai’i and the University of the Pacific. In addition, the women also will compete against UC Davis and the University of San Diego.
Swimming will take place at East Los Angeles Community College in Monterrey Park, California, while the divers will compete at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. Swimming begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. PST, and will continue Thursday through Saturday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. The divers will compete Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m., in the 3-meter and 1-meter, respectively, with the platform on Saturday at 12 p.m.
Freshman Brad Prolo is currently seeded at No. 1 in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:59.92. Senior captain Preston Jenkins is No. 2 in the men’s 200-yard freestyle at 1:35.59 and fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM.
The men’s diving team currently holds the top-five scores in the 1-meter and top three in the 3-meter. Elizabeth Holmes is also seeded at No. 2 on both the 1-meter and 3-meter.
Live results will be available on the schedule page, as well as on the Meet Mobile app.