By Jordan Parry, SDA Media Relations
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.—The final leg of the Pac-12 Championships from Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. is upon us, and for the Arizona State men’s swimming team an opportunity to display its swimmers’ talents in hopes of bringing home some more Pac-12 titles back home to Tempe.
The entirety of the Pac-12 Championships runs from Wednesday, Mar. 5 through Saturday, Mar. 8. Action begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday with team competitions in the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays kicking off the week’s events.
On Thursday the swimming moves toward individual races, as Finals will take place for the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free. Finals are set to begin at 7:00 p.m. (MT), as will all Finals swims throughout the week. The 200 freestyle relay will also take place later Thursday night.
In the pool on Friday swimmers will compete in the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back. The competition concludes Saturday with the final events being the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 fly, followed lastly by the 400 freestyle relay.
For ASU, Alex Coci and Thibaut Capitaine headline the list of swimmers looking to make serious runs toward Pac-12 titles. Coci excels in the 100 and 200 fly—he swam the 200 fly in 1:43.27 this year, the fastest time in the Pac-12, and the 100 fly in 46.41, 4th-best in the Pac-12. Capitaine so far has the 16th-best time in the conference in the 100 breast at 55:16, as well as the 20th-fastest swim in the 200 breast at 2:02.32.
Zac Dalby, who has swam a 200 IM fastest time of 1:48.21, 19th in the Pac-12 this year, also looks to make some noise, as does David Adalsteinsson in the 200 back, having paced the 10th best time in the conference at 1:45.15.