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Swimmers To Face Elite Teams in 2017-18

The Irish will compete six times at the Rolfs Aquatic Center, starting with the Oct. 6 Dennis Stark Relays

July 13, 2017

By Leigh Torbin

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Matchups with six of last year's final Top 25 teams highlight one of the most ambitious Notre Dame men's and women's swimming schedules as head coach Mike Litzinger unveiled the 2017-18 slate today. In October alone, the Irish will welcome No. 10 Louisville and Texas A&M (No. 9 for women and No. 22 for men) to the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

The Irish will travel to face Indiana (No. 4 men's, No. 15 women's) and Florida State (No. 21 men's) in addition to competing a pair of invitationals at Ohio State before even getting to the ACC and NCAA Championships.

"This is without a doubt the most competitive schedule Notre Dame has had from top to bottom," Litzinger said. "It is important for us to compete among the best week in and week out to help us continue our climb as an elite program."

The Irish will play host to six events at the Rolfs Aquatic Center, beginning with the annual Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 6) and continuing with Louisville (Oct. 7), Texas A&M and Michigan State (Oct. 13-14), Georgia Tech (Oct. 20), the Shamrock Invitational (Jan. 26-27) and Ball State and Green Bay (Feb. 3).

The season culminates with the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina (Feb. 14-17 for women and Feb. 21-24 for men) and the NCAA Championships (March 14-17 at Ohio State for women and March 21-24 at Minnesota for men).

Notre Dame aims to build off of a 2016-17 campaign which saw the Irish men finish at No. 19 nationally and the women at No. 24. Of the 17 student-athletes who competed in the NCAA Championships last year for the Irish, 14 return for this upcoming season.

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Leigh Torbin, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2013. A native of Framingham, Massachusetts, Torbin graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He has previously worked full-time on the athletic communications staffs at Vanderbilt, Florida, Connecticut and UCF.

 

 

Event Calendar

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October 6
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 7
11:00 AM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 13
5:00 PM
Texas A&M & Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 14
11:00 AM
Texas A&M & Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 20
5:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 27
5:00 PM
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind.
November 10
2:00 PM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind.
November 17
All Day
Ohio State Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
November 18
All Day
Ohio State Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
November 19
All Day
Ohio State Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
January 12
6:00 PM
Iowa & Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
January 13
12:00 PM
Iowa & Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
January 19
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 20
10:00 AM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 26
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 3
1:00 PM
Ball State & Green Bay
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 10
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
February 11
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
February 14
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 15
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 16
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 17
All Day
Womens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 21
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 22
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 23
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
February 24
All Day
Mens ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C.
March 14
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 15
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 16
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 17
All Day
Womens NCAA Championship
Columbus, Ohio
March 21
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.
March 22
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.
March 23
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.
March 24
All Day
Mens NCAA Championship
Minneapolis, Minn.

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