Virginia Reveals 2023-24 Schedule With Texas Dual Set For October

The University of Virginia has released its swimming & diving competition schedule for the 2023-24 season, with a number of intriguing matchups on the docket for the three-time defending women’s national champions.

The UVA women are coming off winning their third consecutive NCAA title in March, while the men’s program fell to 15th at nationals after securing a 10th-place finish in 2022.

The Cavaliers’ season will kick into high gear right from the jump, as the combined program will take on the University of Florida on October 13 in Gainesville.

The two teams clashed last season in late October, with the women’s team earning the victory and the men falling short to the reigning SEC champion Gators.

We’ll then see one of the marquee dual meets of the season at the end of October, as the University of Texas will visit Charlottesville on October 27-28.

Last season, the Longhorns edged out UVA in a combined dual on Day 1 before a separately scored Day 2 saw Texas earn the sweep.

The Texas women were the runners-up to Virginia at the NCAA Championships last season for the second straight year, while the men’s team placed third at nationals behind Cal and ASU.

In addition to the Tennessee Invite in mid-November, the other notable regular season competitions on the slate for UVA are a visit to Virginia Tech on January 13 and then a two-day dual with ACC rivals NC State and UNC one week later at home.

Last season, the Hokies bested the Cavalier men in their dual meet clash, while the women cruised to victory.

The women swept NC State and UNC last season while the men topped the Tar Heels but fell to the Wolfpack.

The NC State women, 5th at the 2023 NCAA Championships, were the runners-up to UVA at last season’s ACCs for the fourth straight season, while the Wolfpack men are coming off of claiming a repeat conference title this past February.

Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo said he’s anticipating to the home meets and the raucous atmosphere inside UVA’s Aquatic & Fitness Center.

“One of the things I look forward to the most with our home competitions is the environment created by our fans,” DeSorbo said.

“We have one of the best home meet environments in the country due to the turnout of our alumni, families and student body at UVA. The drumline comes and is often drowned out by the ruckus in the stands from our fans. It truly plays a huge role in the performance of our team and the excitement. We’ve had opposing teams tell us it’s the best environment they’ve ever been in, and we’re excited to continue that tradition this year.”

The season will conclude with the 2024 ACC Championships on Feb. 20-24 in Greensboro followed by the Women’s NCAA Championships at the University of Georgia on March 20-23 (Athens, GA) and the Men’s NCAA Championships on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis on March 27-30.


Fri Oct 13 Away Florida Gainesville, Fl.
Fri Oct 27 -Sat Oct 28 Home Texas Charlottesville, Va.
Wed Nov 15 -Fri Nov 17 Away Tennessee Invite Knoxville, Tenn.
Fri Jan 13 Away Virginia Tech (ACC) Blacksburg, Va.
Fri Jan 19 -Sat Jan 20 Home NC State/UNC (ACC) Charlottesville, Va.
Fri Feb 9 -Sun Feb 11 Home Cavalier Invite Charlottesville, Va.
Tue Feb 20 -Sat Feb 24 Away ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C.
Wed Mar 20 -Sat Mar 23 Away Women’s NCAA Championships Athens, Ga.
Wed Mar 27 -Sat Mar 30 Away Men’s NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.

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3 months ago

Very light schedule…wonder if it being an Olympic year comes into play

3 months ago

I thought there were a minimum number of dual meets required, at least there used to be and this wouldn’t come close to the old limit. (I am old so this may no longer be on the books but one year we had to scramble to get a meet to come into compliance.)

3 months ago

Time to kick some Longhorns arses!

3 months ago

oh they gonna be naaassty

3 months ago

why so few meets? i feel like only 2 meets b4 mid-szn is nothing

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3 months ago

analytics probably say it’s the smarter way to prep. More consistent training schedule and maximizing what travel does exist. UVA (and most schools) are def heavier on race pace / suited / intrasquad instead. Agree it’s lame, conferences should require a certain number of true dual meets.

3 months ago

I think both UVA and Texas will be missing 3-4 swimmers at Pan Ams for dual meet. Either that or they just get back that day. Seems like they should have pushed the meet back a week or 2.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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