NC State Wolfpack Include 3 Pro Swim Series Stops on 2019-2020 Schedule

Defending 2019 ACC Champions, the Wolfpack of NC State, have officially released their 2019-20 meet schedule. Among the schedule highlights, the Wolfpack will add a quad meet against Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as well as a Virginia Tech dual for their regular meet season. The team will only host 3 dual meets in Raleigh, including the 5th Annual Wolfpack Games and duals against South Carolina and Duke.

Along with bumping their total dual meets to now six, the Wolfpack will also head down to three stops of the Pro Swim Series. Their first stop will be in Greensboro on Nov. 6-9, serving as a final tune-up before their mid-season invitational. They are next featured in the Knoxville stop on January 16-19 that will take place post winter break/training trip. Finally, the Wolfpack will head to Des Moines on March 6-9 just a few weeks before the 2020 NCAA Championships.

This is significant because all of these meets are in long course in the pre-Olympic season, as compared to the collegiate short course.

  • You can view the official release here.

2019-20 NC State Meet Schedule

Date Opponent Host
9/27 Wolfpack Games @ NC State
10/25 South Carolina @ NC State
11/6-11/9 Pro Swim Series @ Greensboro
11/7-11/8 Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas @ Kentucky
11/21-11/23 NC State/GAC Invite @ Greensboro
12/4-12/7 U.S. Open @ Atlanta
TBA USA Diving Winter Nationals @ TBA
1/3-1/5 Georgia Diving Invite @ Georgia
1/16-1/19 Pro Swim Series @ Knoxville
1/17* UNC- Chapel Hill @ UNC
1/18* Duke @ NC State
1/24 Virginia @ Virginia
2/1 Virginia Tech @ Viriginia Tech
2/19-2/22 ACC Women’s Championships @ Greensboro
2/26-2/29 ACC Men’s Championships @ Greensboro
3/4-3/7 Pro Swim Series @ Des Moines
3/9-3/11 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships @ Georgia
3/18-3/21 Women’s NCAA Championships @ Georgia
3/25-3/28 Men’s NCAA Championships @ IUPUI

*updated with the men’s ACC basketball schedule

The team has dropped some of its big national-caliber dual meets from last year and are focusing on more of a local, regional schedule for their collegiate opponents. For example, last season, the Wolfpack raced against Texas and Arizona as their final regular season meet. This season, however, the Wolfpack will not race against the Longhorns or Wildcats this season. Their dual meets will be almost exclusively ACC opponents, with exceptions being former ACC member South Carolina and a tri against Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas.

The Wolfpack will also travel to Greensboro for a five-team mid-season invitational that include ACC rival Duke, Arizona State, Auburn, and Wisconsin. Among the four other teams, the Auburn women had the highest 2019 NCAA finish with their 12th place finish.

Here’s a closer look at NC State’s 2019-20 dual meet opponents and their 2019 NCAA finishes.

2019 NCAA Finishes
School Men Women
South Carolina 27th 21st
UNC- Chapel Hill 44th 42nd
Duke 29th 23rd
Virginia 10th 6th
Kentucky 25th 15th
Missouri 11th 22nd
Arkansas 19th
Virginia Tech 35th 40th
Texas* 2nd 5th
Arizona* 16th 14th

*2018-19 dual rivals only

During December, the Wolfpack will attend both a regular mid-season invitational as well as the U.S. Open (formerly known as Winter Nationals) to give American swimmers opportunities to achieve Trials cuts and international swimmers the chance to hit Olympic qualifying times. As previously mentioned, NC State will also attend three TYR Pro Swim Series stops, all scattered around the season as opportunities to race international/non-NCAA Americans during the season.

The Wolfpack walked away from the 2018-19 season with only one dual meet loss to lead them towards another ACC Championship team title. At the 2019 NCAAs, both programs finished in the top 10, with the women scoring 7th and the men snagging 4th overall.

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Really

thought their favorite number was ‘4’

OG Prodigy

Same joke different day. But of interest on States schedule… they have 2-3 meets going on the same days. Wondering how they plan to split the team up for that.

PackFan

They have a very deep coaching staff, they have done that splitting many times in the past.

OGProdigy

I mean distribute the athletes per meets.

Acc

Damn, must be nice to not have to go to school

Swammer

Dang, it must suck to do your school work on the road.

Really

it’s NC State….

Cheswimmer

It’s rich coming from a UNC-CH fan

Swimmer0883

If you look at the schedule, they aren’t traveling very far for a lot of the meets

NCswimmom

It also may be the WP Elite swimmers (grads and pros) who will be heading to the TYR meet and the current student athletes will stay local.

CT Swim Fan

Have you ever checked the schedules for the college basketball teams?

Captain Ahab

Nc State versus UVA January 24, 2020 dual meet should be really good.

2 Cents

I’m afraid it wont be, but it will be closer than last year. I think the big meets at the end of Feb and March will be closer than the meet in Jan.

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