RMAC Swim/Dive Championships at Palo Alto College

The RMAC hosted their Swimming/Diving Championships at Palo Alto College. This marks the second year Palo Alto has hosted the venue. The Men went on to take first place for the 4th year in a row.


The men and women’s swimming and diving teams’ season was filled with conferences and competitions that brought the University of the Incarnate Word’s Cardinals national recognition. Joy Turner earned RMAC All-Academic honors.

Three days later on Jan. 30, Nascimento went on to win in three contests: the 50, 100 and 200 Freestyle at the UIW Swimming and Diving Invitational. The team overall finished second to Division I Air Force Academy.

The men’s team was going strong in January as well. They swept the board in all five events they participated in at the UIW Swimming and Diving Invitational. Their first event, the 200-Freestyle relay, included Cody Armstrong, Daniel Murata, Joey Reeve and Kody Gagne. They finished in 3:24.46.

When the men’s Cardinal team went to the meet at the Aquatic Center at Palo Alto, they nearly had another sweep of wins. They won three of the five events for which they were entered. The 200-Freestyle race was one of the most exciting for Cardinal fans, because senior Patrick Cardenas touched first as Incarnate Word had the top four finishers and seven of the eight swimmers in the finals.[…]