NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship Opens Friday at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Williams will be in search of its 11th straight and 12th overall conference crown when the 2014 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships take place this weekend at LeRoy Greason Pool at Bowdoin College. The three-day meet starts on Friday with preliminary heats in the morning and championship races in the evening. 

Competition will get underway each day with preliminary heats at 10 a.m. Finals will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, 5:50 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $6 per session for adults and $2 per session for children and students. No all-session passes will be available. Doors will open three hours prior to each session. Live webcasts and results from the NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will be available throughout the weekend at www.nescac.com as well as the links above.

Williams won the 2013 Championship behind the strength of 10 first-place finishes to accumulate 1,936.5 points. The Ephs trailed Amherst (1,824.5) by eight points following the first day of the championships, but overtook the Jeffs on day two and never looked back. Amherst finished comfortably in second place for its third consecutive runner-up finish. Connecticut College (1,098) held off a late charge from Tufts (1,080) to hang on for third place, while the Jumbos finished safely in fourth.

The host Polar Bears, who finished sixth at last year's event hosted by Wesleyan, have gone 6-1 at dual meets this season and have defeated four NESCAC opponents head-to-head already this winter (Bates, Wesleyan, Trinity and Colby).

A complete preview of the event can be found at www.nescac.com