WASHINGTON – As temperatures continue to plummet in the nation’s capital one area that is heating up is inside the Field House pool where the Gallaudet University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have begun Winter Break Training, a grueling two weeks of workouts, in preparations for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
Every Bison swimmer is swimming twice a day, in the morning and afternoon, for at least two hours during each session and completing about 11,000 yards in a day.
Coach Larry Curran says the first week is focusing on streamlining and getting through the water with as little resistance as possible.
At the end of the second week the teams will travel to York, Pa., on Friday, Jan. 16, to compete against the York (Pa.) College Spartans and Penn St.-Altoona in a double dual meet. The women’s team will host Notre Dame of Maryland University on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. before traveling to the College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday, Jan. 24.
The teams will then turn their focus to the 2015 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championships being hosted by SUNY Cobleskill on Feb. 13-15. Gallaudet’s men’s swimming and diving program are the defending NEAC champions and the women’s team is looking to improve on last year’s third place finish.