Florida International University (FIU) Announces 2015-2016 Schedule

Florida International University, defending Conference USA Champions, announced their 2015-2016 schedule this past week. The Panthers will start the season out on October 3rd with a Tri Meet against North Florida and Georgia Southern. They first Conference competition will arrive at the FIU Dual-a-Palooza, where they will host Miami University (of the ACC). Also in attendance will be Florida Atlantic and Rice University; 6th and 2nd in last year’s Conference USA Championships, respectively.

The Panthers will be attending the Purdue Invitation at mid-season for the first time. Coach Randy Horner states that he has put together a schedule with an “increased level of competition to aid in our attempt to win another C-USA Championship.” In addition to adding a new Invitational, Coach Horner has also added dual meets against N.C. State, Illinois, Kansas, and Florida State. During holiday training, FIU will host the Sprint Invite, followed by a series of in and out of conference dual meets.

FIU, who  is returning 21 swimmers for the upcoming season, is looking to repeat this year at the Conference USA Championships- which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from February 24-27, 2016. FIU is beginning it’s third season in Conference USA. In  the 2013-2014 season, FIU came second to Rice in the championships. Prior to that, they competed in the Sunbelt Conference, where they finished in third in the 2012-2013 season.

Date SBC Opponent Location Time/Result Details
North Florida Dual Meet
10/3/2015 at North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Details
10/3/2015 vs Georgia Southern Jacksonville, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Details
FIU Dual-a-Palooza (Rice, FIU, FAU, Miami)
10/16/2015 vs FIU Dual-a-Palooza Miami, Fla. 5:00 p.m. Details
10/17/2015 vs FIU Dual-a-Palooza Miami, Fla. 10:00 a.m. Details
10/17/2015 vs FIU Dual-a-Palooza Miami, Fla. 2:00 p.m. Details
11/6/2015 vs Illinois Miami, Fla. 5:00 p.m. Details
11/7/2015 vs Illinois Miami, Fla. 11:00 a.m. Details
Purdue Inivitational
11/20/2015 vs Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. TBA Details
11/21/2015 vs Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. TBA Details
11/22/2015 vs Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. TBA Details
Indian River Tri-Meet
12/15/2015 vs Florida State Fort Pierce, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Details
12/15/2015 vs Indian River Fort Pierce, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Details
1/3/2016 vs FIU Sprint Invite Miami, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Details
FIU Tri-Meet
1/8/2016 vs N.C. State Miami, Fla. 3:00 p.m. Details
1/8/2016 vs Kansas Miami, Fla. 3:00 p.m. Details
1/9/2016 vs FIU Relays Miami, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Details
1/23/2016 at FGCU Fort Myers, Florida 11:00 a.m. Details
1/30/2016 vs Miami Miami, Fla. 12:00 p.m. Details
2/6/2016 at Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, FL 12:00 p.m. Details
C-USA Championships
2/24/2016 vs C-USA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
2/25/2016 vs C-USA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
2/26/2016 vs C-USA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
2/27/2016 vs C-USA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
NCAA Zone Diving
3/7/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/8/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/9/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/10/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/11/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/12/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/13/2016 vs NCAA Zone Diving Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
NCAA Championships
3/17/2016 vs NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/18/2016 vs NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details
3/19/2016 vs NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga. All Day Details

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Alesha Breckon

Alesha (Olesen) Breckon began her swimming career when her parents put a pool in the back yard. They enrolled Alesha and her brother in the local summer league in an effort to make sure they were "water safe." At the end of the summer, she joined Blue Tide Aquatics in …

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