Texas looks to start fast this weekend with two wins at stake

Ashton Moore

Men’s swimming and diving will be back in the pool Friday with an opportunity to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Longhorns will travel to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend to take on Indiana and Michigan in the traditional double-dual meet format. Last year, Texas split the two matches in its home opener beating Indiana 185-115 but losing to Michigan 194-106 to kick off the 2012-2013 season.

Bloomington is a long plane ride away from Austin and seniors including All-American swimmer Charles Moore understand the varying dynamics of swimming away from the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center.

“There’s a lot more preparation that goes into away meets, and we’ve had this one circled on our calendars,” Moore said.

To remain undefeated, Texas could use a start similar to the one against North Carolina, in which it swept the 1,000-yard freestyle to open the meet. The Longhorns look to carry that momentum into the meet Friday and Saturday.

“You always want to get going right,” Moore said. “Our distance guys did a great job getting the ball rolling last week and that motivates us to go out there and back them up. You don’t want to be the guy left out.”