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    Pacific Swimming: Pacific Swimming To Host Annual Alumni Meet

    Sep 15, 2010

    With the start of the 2010-11 season just a few weeks away, Pacific's men's and women's swim teams will commence action with the annual alumni meet on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 am at Chris Kjeldsen Pool.

    Last year's meet featured 21 alumni participating in the annual event, ranging from 1964 graduates to the most recent 2009 graduating class. The annual alumni meet is the first of six scheduled Pacific Orange vs. Black swimming competitions. In last year's meet the alumni defeated the orange and black squads, 242-147 and 197-192 respectively.

    Highlights from last year's meet included participation from alumni swimmers John "Kip" Olney ('64), Rick Ingraham ('73), Bob Hayes ('73) and Joe Dietrich ('74), in addition to several alumni records being broken. Sarah Marshall ('04), Kris Arneson ('04) and Lyndsay McNamee ('05) set a new women's under-30 time in the 200 Medley Relay (1:53.86), while 2009 graduate and NCAA qualifier Jenny Lewis swam the 50 Fly in 26.57 and 50 Free in 24.65 to set new alumni records. On the men's side John "Kip" Olney ('64), Rick Ingraham ('73), Bob Hayes, and Joe Dietrich touched the wall in 1:59.21 to set a new men's alumni record in 200 Free Relay.

    Head Coach Adam Kennedy and the 2010-11 swim teams are excited for this year's event, as number of attending Pacific alumni are expected to double last year's numbers. The 2010 Alumni Meet is open to all Pacific swimming alumni and participation is not required. This is a great opportunity for alumni of the men's and women's swim teams to come out and support their fellow alumni while meeting current Pacific swimmers.

    Similar to last year's meet, participating alumni will have the opportunity to wear the recently banned high-tech swimming suits while competing against current Tiger swimmers.

    Schedule of Events

    7:30-9:30 am

    Pacific Workout

    9:30-10 am

    Meet Warm-up: Alumni

    10-11 am

    Alumni Meet

    11 am-12pm

    BBQ on Chris Kjeldsen Pool Deck