College Swimming News: University of North Carolina swimming coach Rich DeSelmannounced the 2013-14 schedule for his teams Monday. The Tar Heels will take a fall break trip to Texas for three meets, host soon-to-be ACC member Louisville for a two-day meet in November, again host the annual Dowd Nike Cup and play host to several key dual meets in January.
Rich DeSelm, UNC Tar Heels Head Swimming Coach (Image courtesy of UNC)
The 2013-14 schedule can be viewed in its entirety here.
The Tar Heels, coming off an outstanding 2012-13 campaign, will open dual meet competition October 17 with men’s and women’s at the University of Texas. That meet will mark the beginning of three intense days of swimming and diving for Carolina. The women will also compete in the SMU Classic in Dallas October 18-19 against the likes of Florida, Louisville, USC and the host Mustangs. Both teams will swim in dual competition at TCU on October 19.
Carolina will host Louisville in a two-day dual meet November 1-2 and also has home meets against Navy January 11, Virginia January 25, NC State January 31 and the College of Charleston February 8. Carolina will play host to the annual Dowd Nike Cup competition on November 21-23 against Navy, NC State, Old Dominion and East Carolina.
The ACC Swimming & Diving Championships return to Greensboro, N.C. for the second successive year with the women scheduled to compete February 19-22 and the men on the docket February 26-March 1.
The 2014 NCAA Championships are March 20-22 for the women in Minneapolis and March 27-29 for the men in Austin.
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