Schedules Posted For Bowdoin Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's and women's swimming and diving teams have announced their 2013-14 regular season schedules. Both teams will open the season on November 23 as they host a dual meet against Babson and MIT at 1:00 PM.

Men’s Swimming and Diving – 2013-14 Schedule
Coming off a sixth-place finish at last year's NESCAC Championship, the Polar Bears will look to build on the success they experienced in head-to-head and dual meets last season. Bowdoin will host four regular season meets as well as the three-day NESCAC Championships. The Polar Bears open up the season as they host Babson and MIT on November 23.  The team then travels to MIT for a two-day invitational (Dec. 6-7) and return home for three consecutive meets after break. The Polar Bears will host WPI (Jan. 11), Bates (Jan. 17) and the University of Maine (Jan. 18). The team then hits the road for meets at Wesleyan (Jan. 25), Colby (Feb. 1), and the Maine Event at Bates (Feb. 8). Bowdoin returns home to host the NESCAC Championships at Greason Pool from February 21-23.

Women's Swimming and Diving Schedule – 2013-14 Schedule
The women’s swimming and diving team returns from a seventh-place finish at last year's NESCAC Championship. Bowdoin fared well in head-to-head meets during the regular season, and will compete in seven such events this year. The Polar Bears will host four meets, opening at Greason Pool against Babson and MIT (Nov. 23) before traveling to the MIT Invitational (Dec. 6-7). The Polar Bears resume in January with three straight home match-ups against WPI (Jan. 11), Bates (Jan. 17), and the University of Maine (Jan. 18). The team then hits the road for meets at Wesleyan (Jan. 25), Colby (Feb. 1), and the Maine Event at Bates (Feb. 8). Williams will host this years NESCAC Championships from February 14-16.

The swim teams will also play host to the three-day Bowdoin Open at Greason Pool from December 13-15.

Coach Brad Burnham enters his 14th year as head coach of the Polar Bears. The women's team will be captained by Helen Newton. Ryan Peabody and Linc Rhodes will captain the men's squad.