The weather in the northeast may be frightful, but the College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are finding the waters just the right temperature where they are in northern Miami, as they are in the middle of a winter training trip to Florida International University.

The Dolphins will test their mettle in the waters at FIU’s pool in time for Friday’s sprint meet at the host institution, but before that the CSI teams are swimming long courses twice a day while there until the showcase.  The training trip to Florida was a plan that was put into motion last year, and it helped the Dolphins get some much-needed repetitions in the pool in the warmer southern climate.  By the time the Dolphins get back to the region this weekend, the countdown will begin towards the CUNYAC Championship, where the men are hoping for a fourth-straight title and the women are hoping to advance up the standings.

The FIU Sprint Meet will take place at the beautiful Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center in Miami, home to the No. 44 ranked FIU Panthers swimming and diving teams.  A host of schools will be there with the College of Staten Island looking to do damage.  The teams arrived in Miami on Tuesday, and will return to Staten Island on Sunday evening.  From there they will participate in their final home meet of the season on January 12.