Utah swimming will host the Don Reddish Relays on Oct. 24.
Oct. 22, 2003
The University of Utah will honor longtime swimming coach Don Reddish as they open the 2003-04 season at 6:00 p.m. this Friday with the Utah/BYU Relays. Don Reddish who coached swimming at Utah from 1949-1990, will be honored by having the annual meet named after him. The Relays will be held at the Ute Natatorium on Oct. 24. There will be an alumni reception poolside beginning at 5:00 p.m. followed by the naming ceremony at 5:45 p.m. The meet will follow at 6:00 p.m.
The meet will mark the beginning of the 2003-04 schedule for the Utes. Last season the women finished 10-8 (5-2 in conference), which was the best season in school history and concluded with a fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships. The men's team finished 5-8 (1-4 in conference) and placed fifth at the MWC Championships.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Michael Litzinger:
"I extremely pleased to be honoring a true Utah coaching legend like Don by naming this event after him. He touched many swimmers lives, and an event like this to kick off the collegiate season fits perfectly."
"Racing BYU is always exciting. The relay format should make things ultra competitive and will create a great environment to start the year."