Illinois Swimming & Diving Releases Competition Schedule

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Fighting Illini swimming & diving team has released its 2018-19 schedule, which features three home dual meets against Big Ten foes Michigan State, Iowa and Nebraska. The new campaign will begin with the annual Orange & Blue Intra-Squad meet on Saturday, September 29, and is highlighted by the first-ever ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

“This is a very competitive schedule for us,” head coach Sue Novitsky said. “We have some new meets on the schedule, the House of Champions Invitational and the ACC/B1G Challenge, and it is always a good experience to compete against some different teams. We want to make sure that we are challenging the athletes with the competition and allowing the team to continue to develop and gel.”

Schedule Notes:

  • Home opener set for Friday, October 12 versus Michigan State
  • Dual meets against five Illinois schools, including SIU, ISU, UIC, University of Chicago and Northwestern
  • Inaugural ACC/Big Ten Challenge set for Nov. 10-11
  • UI will face off against Chicago and Youngstown State for the first time in program history
  • Diver Kuhn will look for repeat success after winning 1-meter competition at the UIC Diving Invitational a year ago
  • NCAA Championships will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 20-23

2018-19 Illinois Swimming & Diving Schedule

* All dates and times are subject to change

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