Varsity Swimming: 29/02/12

28th February 2012

With the scores poised at 1-1 in this year’s Varsity, Uni fans will be forgiven for their supreme confidence of retaking the series lead after a look at the calendar. Tomorrow at 1pm, Uni will take to the water and look to build on their unbeaten record at Swimming Varsity.

With guidance from veteran coach, Alex Thurston, the Uni team are eager to get into the water and assert their dominance. History suggests this should be a whitewash: Trent’s best finish is a tie for first place in last year’s men’s 100m backstroke. Year on year, Trent have improved, but they still go into the pool tomorrow as huge underdogs.

URN was fortunate enough to catch up with several members of the Uni team at their training session ahead of the big day, and managed to get their predictions for when Uni and Trent lock horns again.

Men’s Captain, Phil Noone:

Backstroke expert, Gerald Michael:

General Secretary and Treasurer, Natalie Steele:

Breaststroke specialist, Alex Diamond:

Make sure you get down to the University Pool ahead of the 1pm start. If you can’t make it, be sure to check out URN’s text updates from poolside throughout the day at Your Number One Varsity Source