Swimming and diving announces 2017-18 schedule
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Seven home meets at Robinson Natatorium highlight the 2017-18 Kansas swimming and diving schedule as announced by the team Monday.
In addition to those seven home meets, two of the remaining five contests before the Big 12 Championship take place in the Jayhawks’ backyard.
“Our 2017-18 schedule starts fast right from the get go,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “We are looking forward to the challenge and it should give us a lot of feedback in our preparation for the Big 12 Championship and then, the NCAA meet.”
The swimmers start off the season hosting the College Swim Coaches Association of America’s (CSCAA) Open Water Championships (Sept. 16) at Lone Star Lake for the second-straight year, then, later in the season, KU hosts the annual Kansas Classic (Nov. 17-19) at Topeka’s Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Kansas kicks off its competitive season in Lawrence with Liberty (Oct. 6-7), before gearing up for a double dual against South Dakota and Missouri State Oct. 20-21.
The Jayhawks open their road slate when they head to Forth Worth, Texas, for a head-to-head meet against TCU (Oct. 28) before sticking to their trend of home meets the following weekend when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Nov. 4) in preparation for the Kansas Classic two weeks later (Nov. 17-19).
While the swimmers partake in the Kansas Classic, the diving squad will host its own meet, the Kansas Diving Classic, at Robinson Natatorium the same weekend.
The Jayhawks keep it light to start the winter season (Dec. 1) where they will split teams for a Friday Crimson and Blue intrasquad meet. Forty-eight days will pass before Kansas is back in the pool against a different foe when William Jewell rolls into town Jan. 18. The following weekend Kansas wraps up its home schedule Friday, Jan. 26, against Arkansas.
The Jayhawks swim one final tune up in Ames, Iowa (Feb. 2-3) before heading south to Austin, Texas, for the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 21-24). Should any individuals post qualifying times or scores, their season will extend past the conference meet to either the NCAA Zone Diving Championships (March 5-7) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (March 14-17) in Columbus, Ohio.
All Kansas home meets – at Robinson Natatorium, Topeka’s Capital Federal Natatorium and Lone Star Lake – are free and open to the public.
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