The Rice swim team is in action this weekend at the annual University of Tampa Spartan Invitational from December 15-18 at The Doyle Aquatic Center in Clearwater, Fla.
The meet is a massive four-day prelims/finals event with six competing teams: Rice, Florida Southern College, Indian River State College, Nova Southeastern, Saint Leo University and host Tampa. Not only is the meet a chance for the Owls to get some pre-Holiday competition, it is a homecoming for Rice head coach Seth Huston who graduated from Tampa in 1988. Huston in fact swam for legendary Tampa head coach Ed Brennan, who is now in his 37th year at the helm of the Spartan program.
Coach Huston previews the meet in the above video, and shares his experiences of competing for Coach Brennan. The schedule of the events is as follows, with prelims at 8:30 am and finals at 5 pm (both Central Time, and with Monday event finals at 4 pm).
2017 Spartan Invitational Schedule
Friday, Dec. 15
200 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle Relay
Saturday, Dec. 16
200 Individual Medley
400 Medley Relay
Sunday, Dec. 17
400 Individual Medley
800 Freestyle Relay
Monday, Dec. 18 (Finals 4 pm Central Time)
400 Freestyle Relay