Pittsburgh Swimming & Diving Announces 2015-16 Schedule

PITTSBURGH – Following another two successful seasons for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, head coach Chuck Knoles has announced the Panthers’ 2015-16 schedule.

The schedule includes seven home events at Trees Pool, starting with the annual Blue/Gold Meet on September 25.

The Panthers will open ACC competition when they travel to Durham, N.C., to face Duke on October 3. From there, the team will return home for its annual Alumni Meet (Oct. 9) and a match-up with ACC foe Georgia Tech (Oct. 17).

Pitt will then hit the road for two straight away meets, the first being against Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa. (Oct. 24). The Panthers will then travel to Blacksburg, Va., for a two-day meet (Nov. 6-7) against both Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

November 20-22 marks the dates for the largest home event of the season: the Pitt Invite. This year’s competitors include West Chester, California University (Pa.), Bowling Green, West Virginia Wesleyan, Towson, William & Mary, Indiana University (Pa.), and Drexel.

The Panthers will participate in two meets in December: the Big Al Invite in Princeton, N.J., (Dec. 4-6) and the Christmas Meet at Tree’s Hall (Dec. 17-20).  Also in December, the diving team will head to the Diving Senior Nationals in Columbus, Ohio (Dec. 15-20).

The new calendar year begins with the Panthers traveling to Morgantown, W. Va., to face the Mountaineers (Jan. 9) before returning back home for a meet against Denison on January 16.

Pitt will wrap up its regular season at home with competition against Clarion, Carnegie Mellon, California University (Pa.) and Duquesne from January 29-30, which will also be the Panthers’ senior day.

Following the regular season, the ACC Championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C., beginning with the women’s championships (Feb. 17-21) and concluding with the men’s (Feb. 24-28).

This year’s ACC Championships will be the program’s first chance for a repeat title after junior diver Dominic Giordano secured his and the program’s first ACC title with a win on the platform last season.

Those not competing at the ACC Championships will compete for the Panthers at the ECAC Championships, hosted by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., from February 26-28.

Pitt will also send student-athletes to the Ohio State Last Chance Meet in Columbus, Ohio (Mar. 6) and the NCAA Zone Diving Meet in Piscataway N.J. (Mar. 7-9) before nationals get underway.

Last seasons’ nationals saw distance swimmer Kaleigh Ritter become the eighth Pitt student-athlete under Knoles to receive Honorable Mention All-America accolades. Ritter shattered her own school records at NCAA’s and hopes to continue her success in to the 2015-16 campaign. This year’s nationals will be held in Atlanta. The women will compete March 17-19, followed by the men on March 24-26.

Panthers who do not qualify for nationals will participate in the final meet of the season, the Long Course Sectionals (Mar. 30-Apr. 1) in Buffalo, N.Y.

2015-2016 SCHEDULE
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
09/25/15 Blue/Gold Intrasquad Trees Pool TBA
10/03/15 at Duke Durham, NC 11am ET
10/09/15 Alumni Meet Trees Pool TBA
10/17/15 vs. Georgia Tech Trees Pool D-11am, S-12pm ET
10/24/15 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA Noon ET
11/06/15 at Notre Dame, Va. Tech Blacksburg, VA TBA
11/07/15 at Notre Dame, Va. Tech Blacksburg, VA TBA
Pitt Invite
11/20/15 vs. West Chester, Cal U, Bowling Green, W. Virginia Wesleyan, Towson, W & M, IUP, Drexel Trees Pool 10 am ET
11/21/15 vs. West Chester, Cal U, Bowling Green, W. Virginia Wesleyan, Towson, W & M, IUP, Drexel Trees Pool 10 am ET
11/22/15 vs. West Chester, Cal U, Bowling Green, W. Virginia Wesleyan, Towson, W & M, IUP, Drexel Trees Pool 10 am ET
Big Al Invite
12/04/15 Big Al Invite Princeton, NJ TBA
12/05/15 Big Al Invite Princeton, NJ TBA
12/06/15 Big Al Invite Princeton, NJ TBA
12/17/15 Christmas Meet Trees Pool TBA
Diving Senior Nationals Columbus, OH TBA
12/18/15 Christmas Meet Trees Pool TBA
Diving Senior Nationals Columbus, OH TBA
12/19/15 Christmas Meet Trees Pool TBA
Diving Senior Nationals Columbus, OH TBA
12/20/15 Christmas Meet Trees Pool TBA
Diving Senior Nationals Columbus, OH TBA
01/09/16 at West Virginia Morgantown, WV TBA
01/16/16 vs. Denison Trees Pool 11am ET
01/29/16 vs. Clarion, CMU, Cal U, Duquesne Trees Pool TBA
01/30/16 vs. Clarion, CMU, Cal U, Duquesne Trees Pool TBA
02/17/16 Women’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/18/16 Women’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/19/16 Women’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/20/16 Women’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/21/16 Women’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/24/16 Men’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/25/16 Men’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/26/16 ECAC Championships at Navy Annapolis, MD TBA
Men’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/27/16 ECAC Championships Annapolis, MD TBA
Men’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
02/28/16 ECAC Championships Annapolis, MD TBA
Men’s ACC Championships/LCM Time Trial Greensboro, NC TBA
03/06/16 Ohio State Last Chance Meet Columbus, OH TBA
03/07/16 NCAA Zone Diving Meet Piscataway, NJ TBA
03/08/16 NCAA Zone Diving Meet Piscataway, NJ TBA
03/09/16 NCAA Zone Diving Meet Piscataway, NJ TBA
03/17/16 Women’s NCAA Championshps Atlanta, GA 11am ET
03/18/16 Women’s NCAA Championshps Atlanta, GA 11am ET
03/19/16 Women’s NCAA Championshps Atlanta, GA 11am ET
03/24/16 Men’s NCAA Championshps Atlanta, GA 12pm ET
03/25/16 Men’s NCAA Championshps Atlanta, GA 12pm ET
03/26/16 Men’s NCAA Championshps Atlanta, GA 12pm ET
03/30/16 Sectionals – Long Course Buffalo, NY TBA
03/31/16 Sectionals – Long Course Buffalo, NY TBA
04/01/16 Sectionals – Long Course Buffalo, NY TBA

Swimming news courtesy of Pitt Swimming & Diving.

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