Swimming and Diving Travels to Annapolis to Face Navy

Photo by Zoe Pekins
Photo by Zoe Pekins

BALTIMORE – The UMBC swimming and diving teams will return to the pool on Friday afternoon as they travel to Annapolis to take on the Navy Midshipmen in a 4 p.m. meet.


UMBC vs. Navy

WHAT: UMBC Retrievers at Navy Midshipmen

WHERE: Annapolis, Md. – Lejeune Hall

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12 – 4:00 p.m.


*NOTE TO ALL FANS: There will not be a fan shuttle bus running for Friday's meet.  All fans without a Department of Defense ID card must park outside of the USNA gates and walk through the gate one visitors center.  Please note parking will be very limited on Friday due to the Annapolis Boat Show taking place in the downtown area.




The Retrievers opened the season by sweeping Johns Hopkins and Delaware at home on Saturday, October 6.


The men's 200 medley relay team (Alexander Gliese, Luis Galvan Cardenas, Tiago Asakawa, and Ilia Rattsev) broke the UMBC pool record in a time of 1:30.65; the record of 1:31.11 was set last season.


Nine Retrievers earned individual victories, with Hania Moro leading the women with three wins (200 free, 500 free, 1000 free). On the men's side, four swimmers earned two events each, including Asakawa who placed first in the 50 free and 100 fly.


Moro, Asakawa, and Elijah Wright all earned America East Performers of the Week for their accomplishments against JHU and Delaware.




The Mids split their opening meet, defeating UConn and falling to LSU. Nine swimmers won individual events, including Brayden Lauffer, who took first in the 200 IM and 200 breast for the men and Lauren Barber in the 100 and 200 breast for the women.


Lauffer and Barber were named Patriot League Swimmers of the Week, while Navy's Bradley Buchter and Hannah Montau earned Divers of the Week.