June 21, 2013
University of Minnesota head men's and women's swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer announced the Golden Gophers' 2013-14 schedule Friday. Minnesota will host eleven meets throughout the season at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, including the women's Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships.
Minnesota will kick-off its 2013-14 season with an Alumni Meet on Sept. 27. The team will welcome back former Gophers to compete against current student-athletes at the Aquatic Center.
The Golden Gophers then will host three dual meets beginning with Arizona State on Oct. 5. The women will then play host to Michigan on Oct. 11 and men will host Florida on Oct. 12.
The team will take its first road trip to battle the Badgers in a two-day dual Oct. 18-19. The Gophers will then face Iowa on Oct. 25 and UND on Nov. 9, before hosting the Grand Prix Nov. 14-16 and Jean Freeman Invite Dec. 6-7.
The New Year will kick off in Honolulu, Hawaii, with Minnesota facing Hawaii on Jan. 11 during their annual winter training trip.
Upon returning to Minnesota, the Gophers will host a two-day dual against North Carolina State on Jan 24-25, before traveling to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Quad Duals Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
Minnesota will then welcome hundreds of swimmers and divers to the Aquatic Center for the Minnesota Challenge Feb. 7-8, before hosting the Women's Big Ten Championships for the second-straight year Feb 19-22.
The Gopher men will travel to Ann Arbor where Michigan will host the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 26-March 1.
The team will then return home to host the Women's NCAA Championships March 20-22. The Golden Gopher men will travel to Austin, Texas for the NCAA Championships March 27-29.
Last year, the Minnesota women finished 10th at the NCAA Championships, marking the third time in program history the team finished in the top-10 nationally, and won its second-consecutive Big Ten title. On the men's side, the squad finished tied for 18th place overall at NCAAs, moving up six spots from the previous year, while also placing four at the Big Ten Championships.
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