October 18, 2011

MIT Swimming and Diving Teams Start Season Oct. 22

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Action in the Zesiger Center Pool will be heating up this coming weekend when the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams begin their 2011-12 seasons. The teams will start things off by hosting the annual Charlie Batterman Relays on Saturday, October 22 starting at 1:00 p.m.

After hosting their annual alumni meet on October 29, the two teams will spend the entire month of November swimming in meets away from home, starting with the New England Invitational in Vermont on Nov. 5. The women's team will compete in its first dual meet of the season on Nov. 19, taking on Wellesley College before the two teams travel to Maine for a tri-meet with host Bowdoin College and Babson College.

MIT will close out the 2011 portion of the schedule by hosting its annual MIT Winter Invitational on Dec. 2-3.

A home dual meet with Colby College will start the 2012 part of the schedule on January 14. It will be the first of three meets in a week, as the Engineers will also swim against Springfield College and Coast Guard at Springfield on Jan. 15 before visiting Tufts University on Jan. 21. The Engineers return home at the end of January, hosting Amherst College on Jan. 28.

February starts with an appearance at the Wheaton Invitational on February 2-3. MIT will then host the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Championships in the Z-Center Pool on Feb. 17-19. The Engineers will then have a month to prepare for the NCAA Championships that will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 21-24 that will close out the season.

2011-12 MIT Swimming and Diving Schedule

Oct. 22 CHARLIE BATTERMAN RELAYS CAMBRIDGE 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 ALUMNI MEET CAMBRIDGE 12:00 p.m.
Nov. 5
at New England Invitational White River Jctn., Vt. 
1:00 p.m.
Nov. 16 
at Wellesley Coll. (Women only) Wellesley, Mass. 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Bowdoin Coll./Babson Coll.
Brunswick, Maine 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 2-3 MIT WINTER INVITATIONAL CAMBRIDGE 6:30 p.m. (Fri.)/10&5:30 (Sat.)
Jan. 14 COLBY COLL. 
CAMBRIDGE 
3:30 p.m.
Jan. 15 at Springfield Coll./Coast Guard
Springfield, Mass.
1:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 at Tufts Univ.  
Medford, Mass. 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 28 
AMHERST COLL.
CAMBRIDGE 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 3-4
at Wheaton Invitational
Norton, Mass. 
6:00 p.m. (Fri.)/12:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Feb. 17-19
NEWMAC CHAMPIONSHPS 
CAMBRIDGE
10 a.m./6 p.m.
Mar. 21-24 at NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.   

                                               

All Times Eastern and subject to change

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