Cincinnati Unveils 2015-16 Schedule

CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati swimming and diving head coach Mandy Commons-DiSalle has announced the schedule for her second year at the helm of the program. The season opens on October 1 at Indiana and culminates in the NCAA Swimming Championships in March.

“We have a great schedule for the upcoming season,” Commons-DiSalle said. “There are a few new teams added to our schedule that will make for some very competitive and fun meets. Challenging the team throughout the season will help us continue to improve and prepare us for competition during our championship season.”

Following the annual Red & Black Meet at the Keating Aquatics Center on Friday, Sept. 11, the Bearcats open the season at Indiana on Oct. 1 before returning home to host crosstown rival Xavier and Cleveland State at Keating on Friday, Oct. 16. The Bearcats return to the road for a pair of meets the weekend of Oct. 23-24, visiting Marshall while also taking on VMI on Friday, Oct. 23, with a trip to Louisville on Saturday, Oct. 24. The busy October concludes on Friday, Oct. 30, with a home meet against IUPUI.

UC will visit Michigan State for a tri-meet which also will include the Bowling Green women’s squad on Nov. 13. The 2015 portion of the schedule concludes Dec. 4-6 at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational.

Action picks up in 2016 with a return to Oxford, Ohio, for a dual meet with the RedHawks on Wednesday, Jan. 13, before a quick turnaround sees the Bearcats at the Kenyon Invitational that weekend, January 15-16.

The final home meet of the year will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23, when Virginia Tech and Wright State visit Keating. The regular season concludes on Saturday, Jan. 30, with a visit to Kentucky.

The American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships will take place Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 17-20, in Houston, Texas. Last year’s league meet saw the men finish fourth while the women finished in fifth. Rising junior Jacqueline Keire (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson) was named the meet’s Outstanding Female Swimmer after winning three individual titles. The Bearcats return two additional defending champions in Chris Bready (Missouri City, Texas/Lawrence E. Elkins) who won the men’s 1,650 free and Ryan DePeitro (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) who took the men’s 400 individual medley.

The NCAA Swimming Championships will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, with the women’s event running March 17-19, and the men’s taking place March 24-26. Keire will be looking to return to the national meet after qualifying as a freshman and earning honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 freestyle as a sophomore.

2015-2016 SCHEDULE
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
Fri., Sep. 11 Red & Black Meet Keating Aquatics Center 4:00 p.m. ET
Thu., Oct. 1 at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 3:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Oct. 16 vs. Cleveland State Keating Aquatics Center 5:00 p.m. ET
vs. Xavier Keating Aquatics Center 5:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Oct. 23 at Marshall Huntington, W.Va. 6:00 p.m. ET
vs. VMI Huntington, W.Va. 6:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Oct. 24 at Louisville Louisville, Ky. 10:00 a.m. ET
Fri., Oct. 30 vs. IUPUI Keating Aquatics Center 5:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Nov. 13 vs. Bowling Green East Lansing, Mich. 5:00 p.m. ET
at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. 5:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Dec. 4 Miami Invitational Oxford, Ohio All Day
U.S. Nationals Federal Way, Wash. ALL DAY
Sat., Dec. 5 Miami Invitational Oxford, Ohio All Day
U.S. Nationals Federal Way, Wash. ALL DAY
Sun., Dec. 6 Miami Invitational Oxford, Ohio All Day
U.S. Nationals Federal Way, Wash. ALL DAY
Wed., Jan. 13 at Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio 6:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Jan. 15 Kenyon Invitational Gambier, Ohio 5:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 16 Kenyon Invitational Gambier, Ohio All Day
Sat., Jan. 23 vs. Virginia Tech Keating Aquatics Center 10:00 a.m. ET
vs. Wright State Keating Aquatics Center 10:00 a.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 30 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 1:00 p.m. ET
The American Swimming & Diving Championships
Wed., Feb. 17 The American Championships – Day One Houston, Texas All Day
Thu., Feb. 18 The American Championships – Day Two Houston, Texas All Day
Fri., Feb. 19 The American Championships – Day Three Houston, Texas All Day
Sat., Feb. 20 The American Championships – Day Four Houston, Texas All Day
NCAA Swimming Championships
Thu., Mar. 17 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships – Day One Atlanta, Ga. All Day
Fri., Mar. 18 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships – Day Two Atlanta, Ga. All Day
Sat., Mar. 19 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships – Day Three Atlanta, Ga. All Day
Thu., Mar. 24 NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships – Day One Atlanta, Ga. All Day
Fri., Mar. 25 NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships – Day Two Atlanta, Ga. All Day
Sat., Mar. 26 NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships – Day Three Atlanta, Ga. All Day

Swimming news courtesy of Cincinnati Swimming & Diving.

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