Last week, it was a locked-down campus. The big drama headed into this weekend’s men’s NCAA Championships is the big snowstorm that hit over the weekend, and the frigid temperatures that are to follow.
There were lots of complaints about the air temperature in the natatorium, as well as frigid water temperatures at IUPUI last week. Now, mother nature has joined the club, with temperatures lying mostly below the “freezing” line all weekend, and snow expected to continue until around midnight as most men’s teams will begin arriving either today or tomorrow.
The good news for the swimmers is that things should become much more temperate as the meet gets closer to starting. WeatherUnderground.com has temperature highs into the 40’s and 50’s into the weekend, with no snow and plenty of sunshine (though things may drop below freezing overnight).
The good news is that all athletes will be under the same circumstances; though some may be more accustomed to the cold weather and cold water than others will be, all have known about this possibility in the Midwestern locale with plenty of time to prepare an adaptation plan.
Good luck to all swimmers, coaches, and fans travelling fort he meet. Stay safe, and stay healthy!