Michigan Releases More Details About Unique Louisville Dual Meet

Photo Courtesy: Michigan Athletics

The University of Michigan is hosting Louisville for a dual meet this Friday and Saturday, but this will not be your standard college showdown. The meet will include three sessions, and the team champion will be the winner of two of the three. And there will be dice rolled. Yes, dice.

Michigan vs. Louisville is our Big Ten Meet of the Week, but you can read even more details about the event below.

Session/ Game Schedule:

Session 1: Friday, October 7, 2016 PM
Warm-up: 4:30 pm
Event selection: 5:00 pm
Meet start: 6:00 pm
*combined teams dinner will follow meet

Session 2: Saturday, October 8, 2016 AM
Warm-up: 8:30 am
Event selection: 9:00 am
Meet start: 10:00 am

Session 3: Saturday, October 8, 2016 PM
Warm-up: 2:30pm
Event selection: 3:00pm
Meet start: 4:00pm

Event selection procedure:
Events will be selected at random one hour before the meet starting time and again before diving begins, by rolling a die. The die will be rolled once for each event type, and this will happen twice each session (six times in total). The interpretation of the die for each session will be as follows:

Session 1- Friday night
A die will be rolled for each of the nine events. If a 1 or 2 is rolled, it will correspond to the shortest distance. If a 3 or a 4 is rolled, it will correspond to the middle-distance event (in the case of the Medley Relay, a 3 or 4 will correspond to the 400 Medley Relay). If a 5 or a 6 is rolled, it will correspond to the longest distance event (in the case of the Medley Relay, a 5 or 6 will correspond to the Mixed 400 Medley Relay).

Session 2- Saturday morning
A die will be rolled for each of the nine events. If a 1, 2 or 3 is rolled, it will correspond to the shortest distance event remaining. If a 4, 5, or 6 is rolled, it will correspond to the longest distance event remaining.

Session 3-Saturday afternoon
All remaining events will be completed. No die will need to be rolled.
Order of events
* 3 events max per person; (Maximum of 2 individual events each)

Event 1: Medley Relay
● 200 Medley Relay
● 400 Medley Relay
● Mixed 400 Medley

Event 2: Distance
● 500 Freestyle
● 800 Freestyle
● 1000 Freestyle

Event 3: Butterfly
● 50 Butterfly
● 100 Butterfly
● 200 Butterfly

Event 4: Breaststroke (will roll the die again at conclusion of event)
● 50 Breaststroke
● 100 Breaststroke
● 200 Breaststroke

Event 5: Diving
● 1 Meter
● 3 Meter
● Mixed Synchro

*During diving, there will be exhibition heats held for the day’s swimming events
*Additional swimming warm-up following the conclusion of diving

Event 6: Freestyle
● 50 Freestyle
● 100 Freestyle
● 200 Freestyle

Event 7: Backstroke
● 50 Backstroke
● 100 Backstroke
● 200 Backstroke

Event 8: Individual Medley
● 100 Individual Medley
● 200 Individual Medley
● 400 Individual Medley

Event 9: Freestyle Relay
● 200 Freestyle Relay
● 400 Freestyle Relay
● 800 Freestyle Relay

Scoring
Each meet “game” or session is scored separately as its own meet
the winner of two out of three scored meets/ games is the dual series winner

Individual event scoring

Swimming
Places 1-8: (11, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1)

Diving
Places 1-6: (11, 8, 7, 6, 5, 3)

Relay/Synchro event scoring

Mixed Relay
Places 1-8: (22, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 2)

Regular Relay
Places 1-6: (22, 16, 14, 12, 10, 6)

Mixed Synchro Diving
Places 1-8: (11, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1)

Press release courtesy of the University of Michigan.

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5 years ago

Kevin Williamson

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5 years ago

Jeff Smith! What?

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5 years ago

thats wild

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5 years ago

Super epic and fun! Well done Mike Bottom

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5 years ago

This is the type of creativity age groupers need to keep them interested.