Swim & dive teams head to Florida to prep for rivalry rematch

The Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads will head to North Miami Beach over winter break to train for the 2014 portion of its season.

The men’s team has had a terrific start to its season thus far. It has won each of its first seven meets, including a victory over Michigan State University on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich.

GVSU will have a huge head-to-head clash with a familiar foe upon returning from Florida.

Wayne State University took both GLIAC Championships last season, but a controversial call left the Laker men feeling jaded when a relay team was disqualified for what officials said was the sighting of a GVSU swimmer leaving early.

Wayne State went on to finish first with 780 points while GVSU finished in second with 763.5. The Warrior women also won the event while the Laker women finished in fourth place.

The teams will square off at 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 in Detroit, Mich.