The razors are out as the men’s swim team attempts to cut extra seconds off its times in tonight’s Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet.

In preparation for HYP, which kicks off tonight, many members of the men’s team shaved for the meet, teammates said. Harvard and Princeton bring undefeated Ivy League records for the season in both men and women’s competition.

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“I think that this will be, without a doubt, the toughest dual meet of the year for us,” Alex Righi ’09, who has been dominating in the freestyle, said.

On the women’s side, the Bulldogs are planning to stay positive and swim fast in the hope of grabbing some season-best times, Susan Kim ’10 said. Kim, a senior national qualifier in the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes, will be one of the key swimmers for the team. With a home-pool advantage, both the men and women’s swim teams hope to stir up the waters and hand Princeton and Harvard their first conference losses this season.