Sept. 6, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Virginia swimming and diving head coach Todd DeSorbo announced the 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday (Sept. 6). The program will host four ACC home meets throughout the season.
“We’ve got a great schedule that will challenge both our men’s and women’s programs and help prepare us for the championship season in March,” head coach DeSorbo said. “This schedule features competition that will bring out the best in our student-athletes and provide great opportunities to race and evaluate where we are at during the season, and provide us valuable feedback related to our training progressions. Our staff and athletes are excited about kicking off the season soon and looking forward to advancing this program to new heights. This season should make for great catalyst into the future for UVA swimming & diving with our new coaching staff and new vision for the program.”
The season begins with a tri-meet against Pitt and LSU in Pittsburgh, Pa., before the team returns home for back-to-back meets. Virginia will host Duke on Nov. 3 before facing Princeton and top-15 men’s and women’s program Louisville on Nov. 10-11. The Cardinal women finished sixth at the 2017 NCAA Championships while the men recorded a 11th place finish.
The Cavaliers will conclude the fall season with the diving team traveling to Rutgers Nov. 17-19, while the swimming program competes in the Georgia Fall Invite on Dec. 1-3.
Two road meets will open the new year for the Cavaliers as the teams travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to compete against the Volunteers Jan. 5 before heading to Christiansburg, Va., on Jan. 12-13 to compete against Virginia Tech.
UVA concludes the regular season hosting ACC defending champions NC State on Jan. 19 and UNC on Jan. 20.
Greensboro, N.C., will again host the ACC Championships with the women’s swimming and diving team and the men’s diving team competing Feb. 14-17. The men’s swim team will compete Feb. 21- 24. A few swimmers will also compete at the ECAC Championships meet Feb. 23-25.
The Virginia diving team will compete at NCAA Zone A Diving Championships March 5-7 at Rutgers University.
The Women’s NCAA Championships will be held March 14-17 in Columbus, Ohio, while the men’s team will compete in Minneapolis, Minn., March 21-24.
Admission is free to all home meets at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Oct. 6 Intrasquad Charlottesville, Va.
Oct. 20-21 Pitt/LSU Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov. 3 Duke Charlottesville, Va.
Nov. 10-11 Princeton/Louisville Charlottesville, Va.
Nov. 17-19 Rutgers (Dive only) Piscataway, N.J.
Dec. 1-3 UGA Invite Athens, Ga.
Jan. 5 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.
Jan. 12-13 Virginia Tech Christiansburg, Va.
Jan. 19 NC State Charlottesville, Va.
Jan. 20 UNC Charlottesville, Va.
Feb. 14-17 Women’s ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C.
Feb. 21-24 Men’s ACC Championships Greensboro, N.C.
Feb. 23-25 ECAC Piscataway, N.J.
March 14-17 Women’s NCAA Championships Columbus, Ohio
March 21-24 Men’s NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn.