BSU Swimming and Diving set for a big weekend

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 23:28:44-05

The Boise State swimming and diving team returns to the Boise West YMCA this weekend to host its final two dual meets of the season. This meet will also mark senior day for a trio of Broncos.

The team enters this weekend ranked 39th in the nation.The Mountain West swimming and diving championships are just a month away and the Broncos look to improve upon their success this weekend.

"The women believe they have a chance to be relevant at the NCAA championships and that they have a chance to win the conference. When you have a chance at the championship you have to make the most of it. It's not necessarily going to go through Boise but we're going to have a say on who wins it."

The Broncos are led by first year head coach Jeremy Kipp. Kipp comes from the University of Southern California. He is taking over a program that has captured the Mountain West title twice in the past four years.

"The girls have been very responsive to my style of training and my attitude. I think i've done pretty well. Ive listened to a lot more Justin Bieber than i ever thought i would. It has been good personal growth for me. I think i have done good. The girls are fast and they're having fun and the girls just want to have fun.” head coach Jeremy Kipp

"They have added a new excitement level that we've never had before and we are all just really excited for the change.” said Blake Balogh.

"As a team we are stronger and faster. I think we've put a lot more work in than in years past.” said Sam Wicks

Before the girls jump into the pool they all reflect on the records wall. For Coach Kipp it isn't meant for them to just look at but to make their own when they hit the water.

"They are not up there for show they are there to show the current team what the benchmark is. I think girls like Sam and Britt set a bar and the goal is to jump over the bar. That's the way it goes. Records are meant to be broken.” said, Kipp..

The team takes to the pool Saturday at 11:15 at the Boise West YMCA.