Swimming and Diving Announces 2008-09 Meet Schedule

Swimming and Diving Announces 2008-09 Meet Schedule

Aug. 25, 2008

The Clemson Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving team has announced its schedule for the 2008-09 season. The schedule includes meets with seven ACC opponents, as well as a three-day meet at the University of Georgia against some of the nation’s top competition.

Said Head Coach Christopher Ip, “We are excited about the 2008-09 schedule. It should be challenging for the coaches and student-athletes as we make our way toward College Station, TX. We will be pushing the student-athletes mentally and physically from dual meets to the Georgia Invitational. We hope to continue to progress as a program, and the schedule sets up for us to peak at the right time.”

The men are coming off a season in which they went 12-2 (6-2 ACC) while the women were 8-7 (3-5), with five losses to nationally ranked opponents. The women return nearly everyone, while the men lost 14 student-athletes from last season’s group.

Additionally, the Tigers will take to the water against South Carolina in Columbia and a training trip will culminate with a meet against Florida Atlantic. The Women’s ACC championships will beheld from Feb. 18-21 in College Park, Md. The Men’s ACC Championships will be held the following week from Feb. 25-28 at the same facility.

The NCAA Championships take place at Texas A&M in 2009, with the women participating form Mar. 19-21 and the men form Mar. 26-29. Last season, the men’s and women’s events were held in Washington and Ohio State, respectively. The NCAA Zone Diving competition will be held at the University of Tennessee in March.

2008-09 Clemson Swimming & Diving Schedule