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  • Men’s swimming set to begin NCAA Championships

    first_imgAfter finishing third overall at the Pac-12 Championships at the beginning of the month in Federal Way, Wash., theNo. 13 men’s swimming and diving team now preps for the NCAA Championships, which begin on Wednesday in Indianapolis. USC enjoyed a strong showing at the conference championships, highlighted by senior Steven Stumph, who became the first-ever Trojan to win three consecutive 200y breaststroke titles. Sophomore Carsten Vissering also posted a school-record time of 51.45 seconds en route to earning the first 100y breaststroke championship of his career, and junior diver Dashiell Enos rounded out the Trojans’ Pac-12 champions, successfully defending his 3-meter springboard title.Beyond the title winners, Stumph and redshirt junior Dylan Carter were three-time finalists for the first time in their careers during USC’s trip to Federal Way, and Carter set a new school record in the 200y freestyle with a time of 1:31.98. Redshirt junior Santo Condorelli also made three finals — the second time he has done so as a Trojan.Riding this momentum, USC now sets its sights on the national stage, as the NCAA Championships run from Wednesday through Saturday of this week at the Indiana University Natatorium. Though the Trojans do not have any national champions on their roster, they have won at least one NCAA title in nine of the last 16 seasons, and as a whole, USC owns nine NCAA team titles — good for fourth all-time. Its 120 combined event titles (98 individual, 22 relay) is also good for fourth-most nationally.The Trojans’ last team championship may have come in 1977, but they have been knocking on the door in recent years, finishing fourth in 2013 and 2015. USC will also enjoy the return of two Olympians this season, as Carter and Condorelli sat out the previous campaign to train for the Rio Games with Trinidad and Tobago and Canada, respectively. The Trojans boast four top-10 seeds in the field, including Carter, who is seeded fourth in the 200y freestyle. Stumph is seeded sixth in the 200y breaststroke, and Vissering is the fourth seed in the 100y breast. Sophomore Patrick Mulcare is the Trojans’ highest seed overall as the third seed in the 200y backstroke. All five of USC’s relay teams are also seeded either ninth or 10th.The 800y freestyle relay kicks off proceedings at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. After that, from Thursday through Saturday, prelims start at 7 a.m. before finals at 3 p.m. Thursday will feature the 200y freestyle relay, 500y freestyle, 200y IM, 50y freestyle, 400y medley relay and 1-meter diving, and the events scheduled for Friday are the 400y IM, 100y butterfly, 200y freestyle, 100y breaststroke, 100y backstroke, 200y medley relay and 3-meter diving. The championships will wrap up on Saturday with the 1650y freestyle, 200y backstroke, 100y freestyle, 200y breaststroke, 200y butterfly, 400y freestyle relay and platform diving.last_img read more


    first_imgLetterkenny, County Donegal – Charity SNAP has announced that it will be hosting a public event at Ballymacool Park, Letterkenny on Tuesday, December 9th at 3.30pm to mark the installation of new ‘Universal Play’ Equipment.Local members of the media and community have been invited to attend. SNAP has directly funded the equipment through local fundraising and cooperation with local bodies.Prior to this installation at Ballymacool Park the nearest Universal Play equipment available was in County Cavan. Universal play equipment enables children with a disability to play alongside their friends and siblings.The new equipment installed at Ballymacool includes the following 1) an Ability Roundabout, 2) a Wheelchair accessible See-Saw and 3) A Bicycle Pedal Roundabout.These items have been installed at a cost of over €30,000 which has been fundraised by SNAP in Co. Donegal. A sign is to be placed within the park recognising the generosity and hard work of all who contributed towards this fantastic outcome.About SNAPSNAP (Special Needs Accessible Playpark) is a small organisation fundraising for universal play equipment for local town parks. SNAP’s objective is to create areas of universal play and further plans are underway to reach this goal. Every child has the right to play and SNAP are working toward making that happen for all children. LETTERKENNY CHARITY SNAP ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF UNIVERSAL PLAY PARK TO BE OPENED AT BALLYMACOOL was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballymacoolcharityFeaturesnewsNoticeSNAPUniversal Playgroundlast_img read more