Notre Dame Men, Women to Open Seasons With Huge Tri Meets

The Notre Dame men and women, programs coached and administered separately, have announced their 2013-2014 schedules for their initial season in the ACC. As we discussed when Pitt announced their schedule, Notre Dame will be their first in-conference ACC opponent, and the reverse holds true as well.

This will be the Irish’s beginning in the ACC, though note that the men were last year’s Big East Champions, and the women were 2nd (though they outscored champions Louisville with a 16th-place finish at NCAA’s).

Men’s Rundown (Keep Scrolling If You’re Looking for the Women’s Rundown)

The champion men will begin their season with the Dennis Stark Relays for the 49th time, with confirmed teams including Auburn, Michigan (men only), Cleveland State, Oakland, and Valparaiso.

This year, the men will play host to Auburn and Michigan in a tri-meet on Saturday, October 12th in a competition of three teams that have won at least one major conference championship in the last two seasons.

Two weeks later, on October 25th, the team will pack up and head west for a one-off dual against the U.S. Air Force Academy, then return home to face in-state rivals Purdue on the road on November 1st.

A tri meet against Pitt and Virginia Tech in Pittsburgh will open the team’s new chapter in the ACC, and then they’ll return home the next weekend to host more traditional foes Michigan State and Wisconsin on November 15th and 16th. Those will be the only ACC teams they’ll face at in-season meets in year one.

The Irish’s mid-season invite this year will be the Iowa-hosted Hawkeye Invitational from December 6th-8th before they retire for warmer training weather in Puerto Rico. Fulfilling the requirement of competition while on that trip, the team will participate at the Copa Coqui Meet in Trujillo Alto on January 4th and 5th.

After competing, the Irish will hurry home to jam in a few more meets before championship season. That includes on the road against Northwestern, and then on the road against their old Big East foes from Louisville in what has become a pretty strong swimming rivalry.

They’ll host a two-day AShamrock Invitational at the end of January, and will see Cleveland State for a second time to close the regular season on February 8th.

The team then heads to the ACC Diving Championships (all diving will be done with women’s swimming from February 19th-22nd) and the ACC Swimming Championships (February 26th-March 1st), both in Greensboro, North Carolina. Notre Dame always has a strong diving program, and they’ll compete at the Zone Qualifier in Columbus, before hopefully forwarding a team on to the NCAA Championships in Austin from March 27th-29th.

2013-2014 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent / Event Location Time
10/11/13 Dennis Stark Relays Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
10/12/13 vs. Auburn Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 11:00 a.m. ET
vs. Michigan Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 11:00 a.m. ET
10/25/13 at Air Force USAFA, Colo. (Air Force Aquatic Center) 8:00 p.m. ET
11/01/13 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
11/09/13 at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. (Trees Pool) TBA
vs. Virginia Tech Pittsburgh, Pa. (Trees Pool) TBA
11/15/13 vs. Michigan State Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
11/16/13 vs. Wisconsin Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 1:00 p.m. ET
Hawkeye Invitational
12/06/13 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (University Aquatic Center) All Day
12/07/13 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (University Aquatic Center) All Day
12/08/13 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (University Aquatic Center) All Day
Copa Coqui Meet (exhibition)
01/04/14 Copa Coqui Meet # Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico (Encantata Facilities) TBA
01/05/14 Copa Coqui Meet # Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico (Encantata Facilities) TBA
01/11/14 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. (Northwestern Aquatic Center) 2:00 p.m. ET
01/24/14 at Louisville Louisville, Ky. (Ralph Wright Natatorium) 2:00 p.m. ET
Shamrock Invitational
01/31/14 Shamrock Invitational Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) All Day
02/01/14 Shamrock Invitational Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) All Day
02/08/14 vs. Cleveland State Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 12:00 p.m. ET
ACC Diving Championships
02/19/14 ACC Diving Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/20/14 ACC Diving Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/21/14 ACC Diving Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/22/14 ACC Diving Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
ACC Swimming Championships
02/26/14 ACC Swimming Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/27/14 ACC Swimming Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/28/14 ACC Swimming Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
03/01/14 ACC Swimming Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier
03/13/14 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion) All Day
03/14/14 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion) All Day
03/15/14 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion) All Day
NCAA Championships
03/27/14 NCAA Championships Austin, Texas (Texas Aquatic Center) All Day
03/28/14 NCAA Championships Austin, Texas (Texas Aquatic Center) All Day
03/29/14 NCAA Championships Austin, Texas (Texas Aquatic Center) All Day

Women’s Rundown

The women’s team, similar to the men, will begin with the Dennis Stark Relays. Their lineup of teams will be Auburn, Indiana, Illinois State, Cleveland State, Oakland, and Valparaiso.

Auburn and Indiana will stick around for a tri-meet on Saturday, October 12th: a battle of three teams that finished between 11th and 16th at last year’s NCAA Championships. That’s the beginning of a season where the Irish women see 12 opponents who finished in the top 40 at NCAA’s. Head coach Brian Barnes said of the challenge that “The coaching staff always tries to schedule a tough slate for the program because we feel like the team learns a lot about competing by going against challenging competition on a weekly basis.”

The Irish women’s team will be on the road against Purdue (19th at NCAA’s), and will join the men at the tri-meet against Pitt and Virginia Tech.

Next, Notre Dame hosts Michigan State and Wisconsin, and,  mirroring the men’s schedule, travels to the Hawkeye Invitational.

The women will take their training trip to Nassau in the Bahamas, where they’ll swim a dual meet against Truman State.

Coming home, Notre Dame will have a tri meet with the Michigan and Northwestern women in Evanston on January 11th, and they too will travel to face their former rivals Louisville on January 18th.

The Shamrock Invitational and Cleveland State meets, at home, just like the men, will finish out the season before ACC’s from January 19th-22nd.

The NCAA Championshisp for the women are in Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 20th-22nd.

2013-14 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent / Event Location Time
10/11/13 Dennis Stark Relays Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
10/12/13 vs. Auburn Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 11:00 a.m. ET
vs. Indiana Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 11:00 a.m. ET
11/01/13 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
11/09/13 at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. (Trees Pool) TBA
vs. Virginia Tech Pittsburgh, Pa. (Trees Pool) TBA
11/15/13 vs. Michigan State Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
11/16/13 vs. Wisconsin Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 1:00 p.m. ET
Hawkeye Invitational
12/06/13 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (University Aquatic Center) All Day
12/07/13 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (University Aquatic Center) All Day
12/08/13 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (University Aquatic Center) All Day
01/11/14 vs. Michigan Evanston, Ill. (Northwestern Aquatic Center) 1:00 p.m. ET
at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. (Northwestern Aquatic Center) 1:00 p.m. ET
01/18/14 at Louisville Louisville, Ky. (Ralph Wright Natatorium) 11:00 a.m. ET
Shamrock Invitational
01/31/14 Shamrock Invitational Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 5:00 p.m. ET
02/01/14 Shamrock Invitational Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 10:00 a.m. ET
02/08/14 vs. Cleveland State Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center) 12:00 p.m. ET
ACC Championships
02/19/14 ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/20/14 ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/21/14 ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
02/22/14 ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center) All Day
NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier
03/13/14 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion) All Day
03/14/14 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion) All Day
03/15/14 NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion) All Day
NCAA Championships
03/20/14 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn. (University Aquatic Center) All Day
03/21/14 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn. (University Aquatic Center) All Day
03/22/14 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn. (University Aquatic Center) All Day

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