Courtesy: NC State Athletics
RALEIGH – The 2021-22 competition slate for the NC State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams was released by 11th-year head coach Braden Holloway on Tuesday. The schedule features three home dual weekends at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center, and the Pack is also set to host a solid group of squads for an invitational in Greensboro, N.C., in November.
2021-22 Schedule Overview
Oct. 13 • UNC Triple Distance Meet (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Oct. 15 & 16 • Tennessee (Raleigh, N.C.)
Oct. 22 & 23 • Auburn/Kentucky (Auburn, Ala.)
Nov. 18-20 • NC State Invitational (Greensboro, N.C.)
Dec. 16-21 • FINA World Championships (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Jan. 3-6 • Tennessee Diving Invitational (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Jan. 14 • UNC (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Jan. 15 • Duke (Raleigh, N.C.)
Jan. 22 • Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.)
Jan. 28 & 29 • Texas Women/UNCW Men (Raleigh, N.C.)
Feb. 4-6 • First Chance Meet (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Feb. 16-19 • ACC Swimming & Diving Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)
March 5-8 • NCAA Zone B Diving Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)
March 16-19 • Women’s NCAA Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)
March 23-26 • Men’s NCAA Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)
NC State’s regular season starts with the UNC Triple Distance event on Wednesday, Oct. 13 before the team steps into dual meet action Oct. 15-16 against Tennessee. After hosting the Vols, the Pack will hit the road as it makes the trip to Auburn for a tri meet with the Eagles and Kentucky.
The Pack will host the NC State Invitational at the Greensboro Aquatic Center from Nov. 18-20, with invited teams including UNC, Duke, Army, Arizona State, Penn State and Stanford. The meet will be run in a championships-style format, with morning preliminary sessions and evening finals.
Following the FINA World Championships in December, NC State opens the 2022 calendar year with its divers competing at the Tennessee Diving Invitational from Jan. 3-6.
NC State takes on both of its fellow Triangle programs on back-to-back days with a road dual at UNC (Jan. 14) and a home meet against Duke (Jan. 15) before visiting Virginia on Jan. 22.
The Wolfpack will then close out the regular season with a final weekend of home action. The Wolfpack women will take on Texas’ women on Friday, Jan. 28, followed by a dual between the Pack men and UNCW’s men on Saturday, Jan. 29.
The Wolfpack’s postseason will begin with the 2022 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships event, which will be held in Atlanta on the campus of Georgia Tech. This season, the women and men will compete during the same span of days from Feb. 15-19.
The NCAA Zone B Diving Championships will also be hosted by Georgia Tech and will run March 5-8, and the Pack’s season will conclude with the 2022 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The women’s championship meet will be held in Atlanta from March 16-19, with the men in action the following week from March 23-26.