BSU Swimming and Diving off to Nationals

Posted at 8:38 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 22:39:14-04

The Boise State swimming and diving team will hit the water tomorrow for the NCAA swimming and diving championships. 

The team is sending seven athletes for the competition.  Three of Boise State’s relay teams enter the NCAA championships as a top-16 seed.

“The work is all done the money is in the bank we just have to go and be fast.  The national championship is something you earn your way in and it's really about maintaining focus and mentality not getting psyched out,” said, Head Coach Jeremy Kipp.

With all the work that the Broncos have put in this season, it will be showcased for some as they will enter the pool facing off against five-times USA olympian Katie Ledecky.

“Most of our girls don’t get the chance to go the Olympic games and to be able to race against a gold medalist and reigning world champion, I mean you’re going to see some NCAA records broken that may never be broken again,” said Kipp.

Boise State has scored points at the National meet twice in its history and with seven making a splash Coach Kipp wants his team to soak it all in.

“It’s a lot like basketball it’s about the dance.  It’s about going and having fun with your team and competing on that national level.  I think this year a lot of the girls they want to score because that’s going to put an exclamation point on already a great season,” said Kipp

All sessions of the 2017 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships will be live streamed from Indianapolis. All prelim sessions, along with Wednesday's and Thursday's finals sessions, will be streamed through IUPUI's video portal.  Friday's and Saturday's finals sessions will be streamed live on ESPN3.