CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team seeks its fourth Ivy League crown in five years when it competes at the Championship Tournament in Providence, R.I. The conference meet is slated to begin Wednesday, Feb. 19 and run through Saturday Feb. 22.
Wednesday evening will begin at 6:04 p.m. with the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will start at 11 a.m. with the finals set to commence at 6 p.m.
What to Know
• Harvard heads to the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on the campus of Brown University looking for its third consecutive Ivy League title, including 15th overall.
• The Crimson has won back-to-back Ivy crowns in 2017 and 2018 with its 2018 championship team registering the third most points in Ivy League history.
• Under The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving, Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92, the Crimson has won seven Ivy titles (2005, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019).
• Harvard finished its dual season with a 5-3 overall record, including a 5-2 mark against Ivy League opponents.
• In its last outing, the annual H-Y-P meet Harvard fell to both Princeton (213-87) and Yale 105-195), but junior Jaycee Yegher broke a four-year-old program record in the 100 breaststroke. In her third event since returning from the fall semester in Australia, Yegher clocked in with a time of 1:01.45 – two tenths of a second faster than Meagan Popp in 2016.
• Early in the year at the Minnesota Invitational, first-year Felicia Pasadyn broke sophomore Samantha's Shelton's mark in the 200-yard backstroke by .95 seconds, touching the wall with time of 1:53.96.
At the Helm
Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 is in her 23rd season as The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. She has guided the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy League titles and the school's 2019 championship was Harvard's fourth in the last six years. Harvard has won 14 Ivy League championships in program history.