Oct. 2, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mizzou men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will open their 2013-14 seasons on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. with the Ninth Annual Show-Me Showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Friday also the Swim for the Cure event, where fans can purchase pink swim caps for $10, with proceeds going towards Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri.
The Tigers will compete against in-state foes Drury, Lindenwood, Maryville, Missouri S&T, Missouri State, Truman State, Washington University and William Jewell at the meet. All teams besides Missouri S&T (men only) have both men’s and women’s programs.
The meet will be streamed live for free through MUTV. The stream can be found here. Additionally, live stats will be available online and through Meet Mobile. Fans wishing to utilize Meet Mobile must download the App through their mobile app store.
Both the men’s and women’s teams are coming off all-time best finishes at the NCAA Championships as both squads placed 14th at the meet. The women’s 14th-place finish matched its finish from 2012 as a program best, while the men improved their all-time best placement by five spots (previously 19th in 2012). The men return three individual All-Americans from a year ago, including eight-time All-American and 2013 SEC Male Diver of the Year, senior David Bonuchi. In the pool, the Mizzou men return the third and fourth swimming All-Americans in program history: juniors Sam Tierney (100 and 200 breast) and Igor Kozlovskij (100 and 200 breast). The Tiger men also earned All-America honors in a relay (200 medley relay) for the first time ever following an 11th-place finish in 2013.
On the women’s side, Missouri brings back two 2013 All-Americans: redshirt junior diver Loren Figueroa
(1-Meter) and junior Danielle Barbiea
(100 fly). Figueroa returned from injury to take fifth at NCAAs on the 1-meter, while Barbiea earned the first All-America honor of her career with a 15th-place finish. Additionally, four Tiger relays earned All-America honorable mention honors in 2013: 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay.
Following the Show-Me Showdown, Mizzou opens SEC competition on Thursday, Oct. 17 as the teams host Florida at 2 p.m. at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
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Schedule of Events
200 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle 200 IM
Women’s 1-Meter and Men’s 3-Meter Diving
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
Women’s 3-Meter and Men’s 1-Meter Diving
Individual Scoring: Each team may score their top three finishers in each event. Top 16 places score.
Relay Scoring: Each team can score only their top two relays in each event. Top 16 places score.
Breakdown: 40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22 18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
Number of Events: Each swimmer of diver may compete in a maximum of two individual events and two relays.
1-Meter Diving: Each team will do a diving scramble to try and score the largest point total. Each member on the team will do six dives covering all five groups with true degree of difficulty. The points from each diving group's highest scorer will count toward the team total score. The best score per diving group (front, back, reverse, inward, twist, 6th opt.) will count towards the total.
3-Meter Diving: Each diver will be required to do six dives from all five groups. No matter what first three dives the divers choose the degree of difficulty will be set at 2.0. The remaining three dives will be of true degree of difficulty.