Senior Day comes early for CSU swimmers

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CSU seniors, left to right, Julia Box, Marie Goodwyn and Andrea Basile will be honored at noon Saturday.

The fact that the CSU’s swimming team is preparing for Senior Day is no surprise. After all, the Rams honor their seniors every year at the final home meet.

What’s unusual is that Senior Day for the 2019-20 season is set for noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Moby Pool. That’s about three months prior to most senior days, which normally occur sometime in February.

“Usually Senior Day kind of marks the end of their careers for the seniors, but in this case the season is really just getting started,” said Rams coach Chris Woodard. “It will have a different feel to it, but it will still be great to honor our seniors.”

CSU will honor Andrea BasileJulia Box and Marie Goodwyn at the meet. All have been significant contributors to the program.

Pool issues

If you’re wondering why Senior Day is taking place in October, the answer is complex. Moby Pool, opened in the early 1960s, has been leaking for years. The pool was drained last spring and underwent months of repairs before being filled the day before practice opened this fall.

“Basically, the water has saturated the concrete walls and water is starting to seep out and the concrete is flaking off the walls,” Woodard said. “There is no imminent danger but pieces of concrete will continue to flake off so we decided to have our only home meet this fall.”

Woodard said the pool situation will continue to be monitored. By season’s end a decision will be made on whether to utilize the current pool with a liner or to start building a new facility.

The Rams will host Big 12 Conference member Kansas in Saturday’s one and only home meet. Admission is free. The first 50 fans receive free T-shirts.