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Spiders Swimming & Diving Publicizes 2022-23 Schedule

Richmond, Va.— Head coach Matt Barany has introduced the 2022-23 Richmond swimming and diving schedule, introduced Tuesday.
The Spiders open the season at East Carolina on Oct. 8 earlier than coming house for the Richmond Duals hosted by the Spiders on Oct. 21-22. The diving portion of the occasion will happen on the Robins Middle Natatorium whereas swimming occasions can be held at SwimRVA simply south of Richmond.
Nov. 4-5 finds Richmond at Queens College of Charlotte the place it is going to meet with Marshall, Vanderbilt and Queens earlier than the Patriot Invite hosted by George Mason Nov. 17-19 in Fairfax.
The Spiders will look to repeat as winners in opposition to James Madison on Dec. 3 in Harrisonburg. Final yr, Richmond took down the Dukes in its lone house twin of the season, snapping an almost 11-year dry spell in opposition to them.

Dec. 18 brings up the Faculty Nationwide Open Water Championships hosted by the Faculty Swimming & Diving Coaches Affiliation of America (CSCCA) at Florida Worldwide College and swam in Miami’s Biscayne Bay.
Jan. 13 finds Villanova on the Robins Middle Natatorium for the Spiders’ second and last house meet of the yr whereas a visit to the Bronx to satisfy A-10 foes Fordham and La Salle is ready for Jan. 21.
Richmond’s last twin meet of the season comes Jan. 27 when it travels to Annapolis, Md. to tackle Navy.
The next weekend will function a last tune-up earlier than championships season when the workforce takes on the UVA First Likelihood Meet in Charlottesville.
The Spiders will then be in Geneva, Oh. at SPIRE Institute for the Atlantic 10 Championships the place final yr’s workforce completed third. In complete, the Spiders claimed two gold (200 medley relay, 200 free relay), two silver (100 free, 200 fly) and 4 bronze (400 medley relay, 200 free, 50 free, 800 free relay) medals on the championships. Kaitlyn Pennell, Sara Greene, Abby Fuller and Lauren Medlin’s 200 medley relay time of 1:40.10 additionally got here as a program document and all 4 are again in 2022-23.

Feb. 23-25 would be the ECAC Swimming & Diving Championships hosted again at Navy. Final yr, the Spiders rewrote the ECAC document guide on the meet when the 200 free relay of Abby Fuller, Lauren Medlin, Lucy Yeomans and Maggie Purcell opened the competitors with a brand new meet document when the squad clocked a 1:31.87. Later in finals, the Spiders gained gold with a 1:31.58 to even additional break their very own newly-set document. 

The Spiders then took gold and one other ECAC Open Championships meet document with a 3:40.90 posting by Pennell, Greene, Claire O’Shaughnessy and Purcell within the 400 medley relay 


The Spider diving contingency will look to qualify for the NCAA Championships when it takes on NCAA Diving Zones in Morgantown, W.Va. March 6-8.


March 11th of September is the NIC Championships in Elkgrove, Ind., once more hosted by the CSCAA, and at last, the season culminates with the NCAA Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. March 15-18.


Final yr, the Spiders set two program information, a freshman document and added 16 top-10 marks to the document guide. The workforce will look to do this and extra because it carries on a long-running custom of success in 2022-23.


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