There are not many exceptions to the rule that swim meet results are a reflection of the overall team score, rather than individual performance.
But this past weekend's Carolina College Invitational is one of the exceptions to that rule.
North Carolina hosted the three-day event at Koury Natatorium, and the competition featured eight teams but no team scores. Rather than to encourage competition between the Tar Heels and other squads, the meet held a different purpose.
According to Coach Rich DeSelm, the purpose of the meet is to allow swimmers an opportunity to improve their personal times for the year as the season draws to a close.
“The meet was created years ago with us, Duke, and N.C. State to give our team members that don’t make the ACC Championship team the chance to swim in a championship type setting,” DeSelm said.