Written by Student Assistant Sarah Cornell-Maier
TACOMA, Wash. – After a short hiatus, the Pacific Lutheran University men's and women's swimming teams are heading back to the pool as they get ready to compete at the University of Puget Sound's Logger Invitational this weekend.
As a part of a three-day invitational, the Lutes will be competing in many different pool events, and they are hoping that their early season success will be a predictor of their success this weekend.
Sophomore Mitchell Carpenter has taken the beginning of the season as a confidence boost, and is hoping the success will carry on for the rest of the season. The Lutes early season success has included the men's and women's teams winning both the Northwest Conference Sprints and Relays in addition to posting a 4-0 record in dual meets.
"Given the success our team has enjoyed this season, myself and the team is going into this weekend with a lot of confidence and excitement to both race and see our teammates race," said Carpenter.
The Lutes have had a great season so far, and Carpenter attributes a lot of the achievements to the atmosphere his teammates have helped form.
"My favorite part of this team is the atmosphere that each member helps create," said Carpenter. "By that I mean that we push each other to excel both in and out of the pool."
The Lutes will be at the Logger Invite starting tonight at 7 p.m. with the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay held that night. Saturday and Sunday have Preliminary events starting at 9 a.m., with finals held in the evening.