Off the Blocks #2: U-M Faces Tough Double-Dual Meet in Indiana

Nov. 1, 2010

Friday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. -- at Indiana, vs. Texas (Bloomington, Ind.)
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The University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) launches a two-and-a-half month road swing with a double-dual meet with Indiana (2-0) and Texas (0-0) on Friday (Nov. 5) at 3 p.m. inside IU's Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind.

The Wolverines will be seeking to avenge the only loss of the Mike Bottom era, a 221.5-166.5 defeat at the hands of then-No. 1-ranked Texas on Nov. 1, 2008. Michigan, which defeated Indiana on the same day as the loss to the Longhorns, has gone 17-0 in dual-meet action since.

High Flier -- The 2010-11 season is just one meet old, but junior Dan Madwed (Stamford, Conn./Towson) is already making strides at earning repeat All-America status in the 200-yard butterfly. The 2010 Big Ten champion in the event, Madwed's 1:48.18 against Oakland and Notre Dame on Oct. 22 is currently second fastest in the country. He finished fifth at the 2010 NCAA Championships soon after setting a topping the podium with a personal-best 1:42.11 at the 2010 Big Ten Championships.

Rookies Roaring -- Four of Michigan's rookie swimmers kicked off their collegiate career by beating the field to the wall against Oakland and Notre Dame on Oct. 23. Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) claimed victory in the 200-yard individual medley, Sean Ryan (Hixson, Texas/McCallie School) showed his distance mettle in the 1,000-yard freestyle and John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy Prep) was the final Wolverine newcomer to earn a victory, clinching his first 100-yard butterfly crown. Freshman Connor Jaeger (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) was also the fastest in an event; swimming exhibition he finished ahead of the pack in the 500-yard freestyle.

Allen Leads Divers -- Sophomore Kasey Allen (Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual) opened the 2010-11 season with a solid performance against Oakland and Notre Dame on Oct. 23, taking runner-up finishes in both diving events. Allen gave the Wolverines second-place points in the one-meter (307.85) and the three-meter (321.00) springboard events.

FINA Short Course Championships -- Michigan will send head coach Mike Bottom, sophomore Hassaan Abdel Khalik (Mississauga, Ontario/Silverthorn Collegiate) and Sean Ryan to the 10th FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships Dec. 15-19 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Bottom and Ryan will join former U-M head coach Jon Urbanchek and former Wolverines Tyler Clary (2008-10), Charlie Houchin (2007-10) and Peter Vanderkaay (2003-06) with the United States. Abdel Khalik will swim for Canada.

U-M vs. Texas - 5-7-0
U-M vs. Indiana - 41-29-2

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Considered one of the finest college-owned swimming and diving facilities when it was constructed in 1988 at a cost of approximately $8.5 million, a renovation in 1998 upgraded Canham to a state-of-the-art swimming and diving facility. The 59,000-square foot natatorium houses a 50-meter pool, eight lanes wide, that can be divided into two separate 25-yard pools by movable bulkheads. The Dick Kimball Diving Pool, located at the west end of the facility, features an Olympic Tower, one- and three-meter springboards and a hot tub. On the east end of the mezzanine level is one of two full-service training rooms on the U-M athletic campus. One of Michigan's three weight training and conditioning facilities is also located in the natatorium.

Fri-Sun., Nov. 12-14, 9 a.m./6 p.m. -- at US Grand Prix (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Fri-Sun., Nov. 19-21, 10 a.m./6 p.m. -- at Purdue Invitational - Diving Only (West Lafayette, Ind.)

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