Swimming & Diving Teams' 2009-10 Schedules Released
July 9, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - Men's swimming coach Russ Yarworth, women's swimming coach Bob Newcomb, and diving coach Mandy Hixon announced the release of the swimming and diving teams' schedules for the 2009-10 season this week. Highlighting this season's slate are four home meets for each squad at the Joseph Rogers Pool. Both teams will also make their annual trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico in January as well.
Yarworth's men, coming off the program's record 11th Atlantic 10 title and eighth in nine years, and Newcomb's women, looking to remain one of the top programs in the conference after finishing in the top five at A-10's for five straight years, both open the season with four weekends of dual meets in row, three of which will be at home at the Joseph Rogers Pool.
The teams kick off the season on October 17 at home against Boston University at 1 p.m. After traveling to Army on Oct. 24, the teams return home for meets against Stony Brook on October 31 at 1 p.m. and November 7 vs. Binghamton at 1 p.m.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, November 20-22, the swimming & diving teams will head to Boston for the Terrier Invitational where they will take on some of the top teams in the northeast.
Between semesters, the teams will once again make their annual trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a week of training, culminating with the Loyola Invitational on January 9.
The final home meet of the season and Senior Day will be on January 31 when the Minutemen and Minutewomen take on Fordham at 1 p.m.
The teams will compete at the New England Open at Boston College on February 6 before heading to Buffalo, N.Y. for the Atlantic 10 Championships on February 17-20. The championships are once again being held at the Flickinger Aquatics Center on the Erie Community College campus.
The NCAA Division I Zone A Diving Meet, where Jason Cook and Karen Upperco competed in 2009, will be held on March 12-14 at a site to be determined.
The Women's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships are March 18-20 at Purdue University, and the Men's Championships, where then-freshman Cook became the first UMass athlete to ever compete in 2009, will be March 25-27 at Ohio State University.