Sept. 20, 2005
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri swimming and diving program will celebrate its 40th anniversary and honor former coach Joe Goldfarb on Saturday, Sept. 24, when it hosts its annual alumni meet. The event also marks the first official races in the brand-new Mizzou Aquatics Center.
Over 100 Tiger alumni are expected to attend the meet, and those that swim will be given the chance to set pool records in the team's state-of-the-art new facility.
"We are excited about hosting our alumni this weekend," Mizzou Brian Hoffer said. "We have had 40 great years of swimming and diving and we are looking forward to showing the alumni the new Mizzou Aquatic Center and what the future holds."
A number of those alumni are also coming back to honor Goldfarb, who was at the program's helm for 23 of its first 25 seasons. The Indianapolis, Ind., native began his coaching career at Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, before coming to Missouri as an assistant coach in 1966.
He became the head coach the following year and compiled a 153-97 (.612) dual record in 23 seasons. During his tenure, 42 Tiger swimmers won conference championships, and his 1979 squad finished 20th at the NCAA Championships.
Goldfarb, who holds bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Indiana, is currently a professor in MU's College of Education.
Scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., the events will take place as follows:
Women's 200 Open
Men's 200 Open
Women's 100 Free
Men's 100 Free
Women's 50 Fly
Men's 50 Fly
Women's 50 Back
Men's 50 Back
Women's 100 Stroke (Non-Free)
Men's 100 Stroke (Non-Free)
Women's 50 Breast
Men's 50 Breast
Women's 50 Free
Men's 50 Free
Women's 100 IM
Men's 100 IM
Women's 25 Free
Men's 25 Free
200 Medley Relay
200 Free Relay
100 Medley Relay
100 Free Relay
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