The Illinois Tech Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams have released their 2017–18 schedule. This season’s slate includes three new opponents, the third annual Ted Erikson Invitational, and a new location for the Liberal Arts Championships.
“We found some nice balance in this upcoming season’s schedule,” said Head Coach Kyllian Griffin. “With five home meets and five away meets, I think the team will be well-prepared each week to face some strong competition. We’re still competing against some great schools that we’ve seen every year over the past several seasons, but excited to add a few new challenges along the way as well.”
For the second year in a row, the Scarlet Hawks will open the season in front of a home crowd at Keating Sports Center’s Ekco Pool. The Scarlet Hawks will host both St. Ambrose University and Illinois College on Friday, October 20 at 6 p.m. St. Ambrose is one of the three new teams on this season’s schedule.
The Scarlet Hawks will hit the road the very next day, heading to Anderson, Indiana, to oppose another new opponent (Anderson University), as well as familiar foe Franklin College. The Saturday, October 21 meet will get underway at noon. A busy back half of October closes out with another home meet, as the Scarlet Hawks host both UW-Whitewater and Beloit College on Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. Whitewater is the third and final new opponent Illinois Tech will face in dual or double-dual meets this season.
“The Liberal Arts Championship is ultimately what it is all about,” said Griffin. “We had some great successes last year, but I think we can improve in 2018. Both teams are up for the challenge and will swim fast all season in preparation for the big meet.”
All home meets for the 2017–18 season are set to include a live video stream. Admission to all home meets is free of charge.