CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's swimming and diving unveiled today its 2019-20 schedule, which features two regular-season home dates and the 2020 Ivy League Championships to be held at Blodgett Pool.
The Crimson will open the campaign on Nov. 9, when it plays host to traditional powers Duke and Texas A&M in a double-dual meet that is set to begin at 10 a.m., in Cambridge. All three schools performed well at the 2019 NCAA Championships with Harvard coming in eighth place (132 points), the Aggies finishing in 17th place (93 points) and the Blue Devils rounding out the trio in 29th place (17 points).
One week later, the Crimson will open Ivy League action in Hanover, New Hampshire to compete against the hosts, Dartmouth, and Cornell at noon on Nov. 16. Conference action continues on Nov. 22 with another road date, this time at Columbia with competition set to start at 5 p.m.
Harvard will wrap up the fall semester with a trip to the Midwest as the Crimson will compete at the Minnesota Invitational. The invite is scheduled to run from Dec. 4-8 in Minneapolis.
After the holiday break, Harvard head south to Miami, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico for its training trip (Jan. 3-11). The swimmers will gear up for the final half of the schedule in Miami, while the divers will be in San Juan.
Four days after returning from its training, the Crimson will resume Ivy action against Brown on Jan. 15. The 1 p.m. meet will serve as the final regular-season home date for the team's four seniors.
Rounding out the dual-meet campaign will be the annual H-Y-P meet on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at Princeton. First-day action is set for a 6 p.m. start and will resume the next day at noon.
Following the clash with Yale and Princeton, Harvard will welcome the Ivy League to Blodgett for annual conference championships. The league meet will commence on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m., and wrap up on Feb. 29. Outside of Feb. 26, each day will begin with preliminary heats at 11 a.m., and the finals at 6 p.m.
The NCAA Zone A Diving Championships are penciled in for March 9-11 in Morgantown, West Virginia, while the NCAA Championships will descend on Indianapolis, Indiana on March 25 and end on March 28. The national meet begins on March 25 at 6 p.m., with the other days starting at 10 a.m. (prelims) and 6 p.m. (finals).
Harvard comes into the 2019-20 campaign having won three straight Ivy League championships and four in the last six seasons.