Louisville-Notre Dame-Miami Meet Canceled Due To Positive COVID-19 Cases

Friday’s meet between Louisville, Notre Dame and the University of Miami’s women’s team has been canceled due to “a handful of recent positive COVID-19 cases,” Louisville announced on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Louisville told SwimSwam that the team is 98% vaccinated and is contact tracing and testing to figure out what’s going on.

The teams were set to compete at 5 p.m. Friday at Ralph Wright Natatorium. The meet will not be rescheduled, Louisville said. The Cardinals most recently competed against Tennessee on the road on Oct. 21 and are next scheduled to attend the Purdue Invitational beginning on Nov. 18.

As of Nov. 2, Kentucky has seen about 753,000 COVID-19 cases and 9,913 death. Jefferson County, home to Louisville, has had about 121,000 cases and 1,581 deaths. The county saw a spike in cases in late August and September, peaking at 3,900 confirmed cases the week of Aug. 27; that down to about 3,700 cases by Oct 1 and about 981 as of Oct. 29.

Fall semester classes started on Aug. 23. The school does not have a vaccine mandate but does have a testing mandate and brought back mask requirements in early August. In July 2020, the Louisville swim and dive team suspended voluntary activities for two weeks after three members of the team tested positive.

Louisville opened their season on October 1 with a pair of wins against Xavier. After finishing 2nd in both men’s and women’s competition at the SMU Classic, the Cardinals split against Tennessee last weekend, with the men winning 158-142 and the women losing 107-176.

Miami head coach Andy Kershaw says that his team is actively working to secure another opponent for this weekend.

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Mr. Sir
1 year ago

FSU and UF is postponed as well per UF social media. Don’t know if Covid related.

bob the builder
Reply to  Mr. Sir
1 year ago

flu outbreak at Florida State

1 year ago

I wonder if it’s a breakthrough case or one of the 2% that aren’t vaxxed…definitely would shift the intensity of the internal fingerpointing.

1 year ago

Get your danged vaccine!

Reply to  Snarky
1 year ago

They’re 98% vaccinated, and considering a “handful” of people have Covid on the team, I’d be willing to bet that vaccinated people came down with it.

There is nothing we can do at this point. If you want the vaccine, you should get it and move on. If you don’t, that’s your call. If the vaccine works, it should protect those who got it from having a more serious reaction

Last edited 1 year ago by Swimm
1 year ago

Damn Halloween parties…

Corn Pop
Reply to  Entgegen
1 year ago

Surely they found a good mask for Halloween? Plenty are 100% full faced & fully Louisville campus approved designs .

Kids these days !

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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