The 2016-17 Illinois Tech Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving schedules have been released. They feature four home events, five road meets, and the second annual Ted Erikson Invite on Saturday, December 3.
“Our schedule for 2016-17 is packed with some great competitions,” said Head Coach Kyllian Griffin. “Each dual meet is a great way for our team to prepare for the end of the season. Every swim, from our first meet to our last, is an opportunity to fine tune our races so that we are fully ready to compete at our best for the Liberal Arts Championship.”
The Scarlet Hawks will open the season at home for the first time in three seasons. Illinois Tech hosts one of the LAC’s top teams, Franklin College, on Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. in Keating Sports Center’s Ekco Pool. Franklin finished first on the men’s side and second on the women’s side at the Liberal Arts Championships last February.
December 3 will mark the date of the second annual Ted Erikson Invite at Illinois Tech. Both Scarlet Hawk teams won the event last year, which is dedicated to one of Illinois Institute of Technology’s most successful alumni.
“Ted is the most dedicated swimmer that I’ve ever met,” said Griffin. “His passion for Illinois Tech and this team is unprecedented. It is our privilege to be able to honor him and his son, Jon, for their dedication to Illinois Tech and to this sport.”