UNLV MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING BEGINS QUEST FOR 2014 WAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rebel dynasty looking for another title
The UNLV men’s swimming and diving team looks to add to its trophy collection this week, as the Rebels begin competition in the 2014 WAC Championships, held on Wednesday-Saturday at the Palo Alto Aquatics Center in San Antonio, Texas. Finals begin at 4:00 pm (PT) on all four days.
The championships will have both a live webstream video of the finals, as well as live official results for both morning and night sessions, which can be accessed through links on the UNLVRebels.com site. In addition, the results can be followed though the Meet Mobile app on handheld devices and tablets, which can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. The live video will require a subscription of $6.95 or a full championship package can be purchased for $10.95.
More information and how to subscribe to these video streaming events can be found at www.WACSports.tv.
All About The Rebel Men
• UNLV has won eight conference championship meets in the past nine seasons, including the final seven years of the Mountain West. The Rebels’ streak was narrowly broken in 2012 at the MPSF championships, but UNLV came back to win the 2013 MPSF title, before moving to the WAC for the 2013-14 season.
• UNLV comes into this week’s meet with the top seed in the following events: 50 free (Dillon Virva), 200 fly (Balint Batka), 100 (David Szele) and 200 breast (Brandon Meier), 100 back (Henrique Machado), 400 IM (Giacomo Gremizzi), 200 and 400 medley relays and the 200 and 400 free relays.
• Virva currently ranks sixth in the nation in the 50 free, while the 200 free relay is 19th, the 400 free relay is 20th, the 200 medley relay is 19th and the 400 medley relay is 27th. All ranks are current as of Feb. 24, and includes times set in last week’s SEC Championships, which featured five top-25 squads.