Earlier this month, Dartmouth College announced that it was placing its women’s swimming on probation. Among the sanctions involved is that the team will not be allowed to compete until December 1, which means that they will miss their first 3 scheduled contests of the season.
Dartmouth Swimming has not released their full 2017-2018 women’s swimming schedule, but a spokesperson confirmed that the 3 meets that the team will be missing will be a scheduled dual against Maine, a scheduled dual against Boston College, and a scheduled tri-meet with Cornell and Harvard.
Boston College and Maine were to be new additions to this year’s schedule. Last year, Dartmouth opened their season with the Cornell/Harvard tri meet and lost to Cornell 188-111 and Harvard 203-89.
In the 2016-2017 season, which was Jamie Holder‘s first as head coach of Dartmouth, the women’s team finished in last place among 8 teams. They scored 358 points, which put them 295 points behind 7th-place Cornell. They are the second Ivy League team to have a portion of their season cancelled for conduct violations in the last year: Princeton suspended its men’s team midway through the 2016-2017 season, which included them not participating in the Ivy League Championships.