LMU swimming will host a pair of double dual meets this Friday and Saturday, welcoming Grand Canyon University and Seattle University to the Burns Aquatics Center. Friday's meet is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., with Saturday's meet slated for 9:30 a.m.
In addition to the women's races, Grand Canyon and Seattle University will also compete against one another on the men's side.
Saturday will be a busy day on the LMU campus, as LMU will also welcome #8 BYU to Gersten Pavilion for a Noon volleyball match, and the campus will host the 11th-annual Think Pink 5k Run/Walk beginning in Lot C in front of the Burns Recreation Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The 5k Run/Walk, which raises funds to support the American Cancer Society: Making Strides against Breast Cancer, will force the roads leading on and off campus to be closed. As a result, fans intending to attend the LMU athletic events that morning are encouraged to arrive prior to roads closing at approximately 8:30 a.m., or after the roads are opened once again at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Fans choosing to attend the morning swim meet on Saturday will have to enter the campus via the main entrance at Lincoln and LMU Drive. Those arriving before 8:30 a.m. should have access to park in Hannon Parking Lot across the street from Gersten Pavilion. Fans arriving after 8:30 a.m. will likely be diverted to park in another location further from the venue.
LMU is 1-0 in dual meets this year, topping Dixie State on the road on September 30 in a thrilling contest that came down to the final race. LMU has since competed at the PCSC Pentathlon, with Alyce-Faye Eichelberger finishing fourth overall in her five events.
These three teams met in a pair of double duals last year, as Seattle University hosted the events last season. There, the Lions fell to both squads on both days.
Grand Canyon is coming off a successful showing at the FIU Fall Classic on October 6 and 7, as the Lopes finished first among six men's teams with a total of 505 points. The women finished third among eight, just 39 points behind the second place squad, with a total of 441 points.
Seattle University women’s swimming dropped a 182-78 decision to Idaho in the 2017-18 season opener on October 14. The meets against Grand Canyon this weekend will be the first of the year for Seattle's men.
Following this weekend's events, LMU will remain at home to host San Diego and UC Davis on October 29 at Noon.
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