The historically-bad winter season gripping the nation this year continues to affect swim meets. We’ve seen several high school championship schedules altered already, and now college conference championships being hit.
The Southern Athletic Association announced on Tuesday that they would delay their championship at the Birmingham Crossplex Aquatic Center by 1 day as a result of delays. The meet will now run Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
This is a Division III conference, made up entirely of private schools, that began just last year, and is headquartered in Atlanta – an airport that has specifically been thumped by delays.
Southern Athletic Conference
Birmingham-Southern College (Alabama)
Centre College (Kentucky)
Berry College (Georgia)
The Bluegrass Mountain Conference has also been delayed and will start on Friday at 1PM, with almost half of the teams in this huge multi-divisional conference being hit by weather. Their new schedule can be seen here. See our preview of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference here. This meet is at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bluegrass Mountain Conference
|Carson-Newman (M,W)||Jefferson City, TN||NCAA D2|
|Catawba (M,W)||Salisbury, NC||NCAA D2|
|Converse (W)||Spartanburg, SC||NCAA D2|
|Davis & Elkins (M,W)||Elkins, WV||NCAA D2|
|Fairmont State (M,W)||Fairmont, WV||NCAA D2|
|Johns Hopkins (M,W)||Baltimore, MD||NCAA D3|
|Lenoir-Rhyne (M,W)||Hickory, NC||NCAA D2|
|Limestone (M,W)||Gaffney, SC||NCAA D2|
|Pfeiffer (M,W)||Misenheimer, NC||NCAA D2|
|Randolph-Macon (M,W)||Ashland, VA||NCAA D3|
|Queens (M,W)||Charlotte, NC||NCAA D2|
|SCAD Savannah (M,W)||Savannah, GA||NAIA|
|Washington & Lee (M,W)||Lexington, VA||NCAA D3|
|West Virginia Weslyan (M,W)||Buckhannon, WV||NCAA D2|
|Wingate (M,W)||Wingate, NC||NCAA D2|
UPDATE: The UAA has gone to a two-site plan for now. See more here: http://swimswam.com/update-case-western-host-satellite-uaa-championships-ohio/
And finally, the University Athletic Association has been delayed and changed to a two-day meet format on Friday and Saturday. Defending NCAA DIII women’s champions Emory in Atlanta is hosting this meet, and it appears as though there will still be prelims and finals on Friday and Saturday. More information on the schedule changes is expected soon on their website.
This is another Division III conference that spans the Midwestern, Northeastern, and Southeastern U.S. This is one of the top DIII conferences in the country.
Wash U. (Missouri)
Carnegie Mellon (Pennsylvania)
NYU (New York)
Rochester (New York)
Case Western (Ohio)