Courtesy: Illinois Athletics
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The University of Illinois swimming and diving program has released its schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 season. The Illini have a total of four home meets this year and a primer trip to Auburn for their diving invite.
They start the season on October 1st with their annual Blue vs. Orange meet in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). They host Indiana State on October 8th, followed up by their first dual meet with Southern Illinois and Illinois state at the ARC on October 14th. They travel out to Northwestern on October 29th for their first road/Big Ten meet.”We are really excited to get this season started,” said first-year head coach Jeana Kempe. “Our schedule is a good mix of opponents to allow further success at the B1G Championships in February.”Kempe will return to Auburn, where she was an assistant for three years, on December 17-20th for the Auburn Diving Invite. They wrap up the regular season on the road at Louisville from February 9-10th.
The Big Ten Championships are in Ann Arbor from February 15-18th. NCAA Championships are a month later in Knoxville, Tennessee from March 15-18th.
|2022-2023 Swim and Dive Schedule|
|Day||Date/Time (CT)||Opponent||Location (Stadium)|
|Sat.||Oct. 1 (9 a.m.)||Orange & Blue||ARC Pool|
|Sat.||Oct. 8 (9 a.m.)||Indiana State||ARC Pool|
|Fri.||Oct. 14 (3 p.m.)||Southern Illinois/Illinois State||ARC Pool|
|Sat.||Oct. 29 (11 a.m.)||Northwestern/UIC||Evanston, Ill.|
|Fri./Sat.||Nov. 4/5 (5 p.m./10 a.m.)||FIU||Miami, Fla.|
|Thur. – Sat.||Dec. 1-3||Iowa Invitational||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Sat. – Tue.||Dec. 17 – 20||Auburn Diving Invite||Auburn, Ala.|
|Sat.||Jan. 7 (11 a.m.)||Purdue||ARC Pool|
|Fri./Sat.||Jan. 13/14 (5 p.m./11 a.m.)||Iowa||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Sat.||Jan. 21 (11 a.m.)||Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Thur./Fri.||Feb. 9/10 (10 a.m./6 p.m.)||Louisville Invite||Louisville, Ky.|
|Wed. – Sat.||Feb. 15-18||Big Ten Championships||Ann Arbor, Mich.|
|Thur. – Sat.||March 9-11||NCAA Diving Zones||Bloomington, Ind.|
|Thur. – Sat.||March 9-11||NIC Championships||Elkhart, Ind.|
|Wed. – Sat.||March 15-18||NCAA Championships||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|* All dates and times are subject to change|