CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's swimming and diving announced today its 2019-20 schedule, which is highlighted by an early season home test against Duke.
The Crimson will open the season on Nov. 9, and welcome the Blue Devils to campus for a 10 a.m. showdown inside Blodgett Pool. Last season, Duke earned 47 points at the NCAA Championships to finish in 23rd place.
Ivy League action begins the following week with a trip set for Hanover, New Hampshire to face Dartmouth and Cornell. The double-dual meet is slated for 3 p.m. on Nov. 15.
Harvard's road stretch continues on Nov. 22, when it travels to New York to clash with Columbia before heading to the Minnesota Invitational, which will run from Dec. 4-7, in Minneapolis.
After enjoying the holiday break, the Crimson will reconvene in Puerto Rico for its annual training trip, spanning nine days from Jan. 3-11. Harvard's swimmers will train in Dorado, while the divers will hold their practice sessions in San Juan.
The Crimson continues the dual-meet season on Jan. 15, when it plays host to Brown in a 1 p.m. get-together. The competition date will serve as the final regular-season home appearance for Harvard's eight seniors.
Three days later, the schedule sends the Crimson to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face Ivy foe Penn on Jan. 18. The Saturday tilt is slated for a noon start.
Harvard will put the finishing touches on the regular season with the yearly H-Y-P meet, which will be held at Princeton. The action on Feb. 1 is set for 6 p.m., and will resume on Feb. 2 at noon.
The Ivy League Championships are confirmed for Feb. 19-22, at Brown in Providence, Rhode Island. First-day action is will commence at 6 p.m., with the other days scheduled to start at 11 a.m. (prelims) and 6 p.m. (finals).
The postseason begins with the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, which will be hosted by West Virginia, March 9-11. The NCAA Championships, meanwhile, will head to Athens, Georgia and run from March 18-21. Opening day at the national meet will begin at 6 p.m., with the rest of the days slated for 10 a.m. (prelim) and 6 p.m. (finals) starts.
Harvard enters 2019-20 as the two-time defending Ivy League champions and boasts four Ivy titles in the last six seasons.