TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2019-20 Florida State swimming and diving schedule was announced on Tuesday.
The slate will feature five meets at the Morcom Aquatics Center, four ACC contests and a combined seven matchups against teams that finished 2018-19 ranked in the CSCAA Top 25.
“We’re excited to get started, especially with our talented incoming class,” FSU head swimming and diving coach Neal Studd said. “We have a tough schedule, but that’s great to prepare us for championship season.”
The Seminoles signed 21 total student-athletes to both the men’s and women’s teams, with eight bringing major international competition experience to Tallahassee.
Both squads will also look to build off of historic 2018-19, where the men’s team finished 14th at the NCAA Championships after being ranked No. 22 in the CSCAA final poll, while the women tied its best dual meet record (11-1) in program history with wins over two ranked teams.
Florida State will officially open the season on the road facing ACC foe Notre Dame on Oct. 4 at 4 PM before returning to host two more conference opponents, Virginia Tech and Duke, at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12.
Minnesota will visit on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. before the Seminoles head to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 to close out a very tough October.
FSU will face Florida in Gainesville this year’s Fresh from Florida Sunshine Showdown on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m., before returning home to host Florida Southern, West Florida and North Florida at 1 p.m. on Nov. 9.
The fall portion of the schedule will wrap up at the Georgia Tech Invite from Nov. 22-24.
Florida State will host a pair of meets in January, welcoming Alabama on Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. before hosting FAU on Senior Day at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25.
The Seminoles will also travel to Baton Rouge for a contest against LSU at 5 p.m. on Jan. 15. It will be the first matchup against the Tigers for Studd, and first for FSU since Oct. 14, 2011.
FSU will compete at the Auburn Invite (Feb. 7-9), before entering championships season. The ACC Championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C. from Feb. 19-22 and 26-29 before qualified student-athletes will compete at the NCAA Championships. The women’s meet will run from March 18-21 in Athens, Ga., while the men’s competition will follow in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 25-28.
Before officially starting the season, Florida State will host its annual Garnet vs. Gold meet on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. in conjunction with its reunion weekend.
Sept. 27 Garnet & Gold – Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 4 at Notre Dame – South Bend, Ind.
Oct. 12 vs. Virginia Tech/Duke – Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 19 vs. Minnesota – Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 26 at Georgia Tech – Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 8 at Florida – Gainesville, Fla.
Nov. 9 vs. Florida Southern/UWF/UNF – Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 22-24 at Georgia Tech Invite – Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 11 vs. Alabama – Tallahassee, Fla.
Jan. 17 at LSU – Baton Rouge, La.
Jan. 25 vs. FAU – Tallahassee, Fla.
Feb. 7-9 at Auburn Invite – Auburn, Ala.
Feb. 19-22 at ACC Women’s Championships – Greensboro, N.C.
Feb. 26-29 at ACC Men’s Championships – Greensboro, N.C.
March 9-11 NCAA Zone B Diving
March 18-21 at Women’s NCAA Championships – Athens, Ga.
March 25-28 at Men’s NCAA Championships – Indianapolis, Ind.