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Harvard Releases Men's Swimming and Diving Schedule for 2009-10 Campaign

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three home meets, a trip to the Georgia Invitational and challenging Ivy League matchups highlight the upcoming 2009-10 schedule for the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team. Harvard head coach Tim Murphy and his team will look to capture their second Ivy League title in the last three seasons, as well as its fourth ECAC crown in the last five years.

The new season begins with Harvard hosting Texas A&M at Blodgett Pool Nov. 13, before the team travels to Cornell with a tri-meet against the Big Red and Dartmouth the following afternoon. After a visit to Columbia Nov. 20, Harvard heads to the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga., Dec. 4-6. The Crimson finished second at last year’s invite.

After the semester break, the action resumes with the Princeton Diving Invitational Jan. 8-10. During the same weekend, Harvard will visit Penn Jan. 9, resuming the Ivy portion of its slate. The diving team will then take a week-long training trip in Hawaii Jan. 12-20, while the swimming squad will head St. Croix for a training session Jan. 13-20.

On Jan. 22-23, the Crimson welcomes Brown and Boston University to Cambridge before heading to Princeton, N.J., to face Princeton and Yale in the annual HYP meet to close out the regular season. The Crimson will then prepare for the 2010 ECAC Championships, scheduled for Feb. 26-28 in Pittsburgh, Pa. A week later, Harvard will make its third trip of the year to Princeton for the Ivy League Championships March 4-6. The NCAA Zone Diving will be held March 12-13 at a to be determined location.

After sending Bill Jones ’09 and Alex Meyer to the 2009 NCAA Championships, the Crimson will look to increase its number of qualifiers to this year’s NCAA meet, slated for March 25-27 in Columbus, Ohio.

Harvard concluded the 2008-09 season with an 8-1 overall record and 6-1 mark in the Ivy League and finished second in the Ivy League and ECAC Championships.

Photo courtesy DSPics.com.