WINTER PARK, Fla. (August 29, 2013) – With the fall semester now underway, head coach Dr. Rich Morris has announced the 2013-14 Rollins swimming schedule.
The Tars will host six dual meets at Alfond Pool, including a women’s double dual with Tampa and the Kansas Jayhawks.
The season starts with a pair of early October exhibition swims. Rollins will host its alumni at Blue Springs in Orange City on Oct. 5, followed by the Team Orlando scrimmage on Oct. 19.
The regular season starts on Oct. 26 with a home date against Saint Leo. The Lions men finished 15th at the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship. Another nationally ranked team in Nova Southeastern will visit the shores of Lake Virginia on Nov. 2. The Sharks men’s and women’s teams were both runners-up at last season’s Sunshine State Conference Championship while the men took 10th at nationals and women 15th.
Rollins will travel to Florida Tech Nov. 9, followed by a women’s only trip to Lynn the following week (Nov. 16) and a home dual against Florida Southern on Nov. 22. FSC is coming off its most successful season, winning the SSC title and finishing national runner-up on the men’s side, while the Mocs women were third in the SSC and sixth in the nation.
The first semester ends with the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational Dec. 14-18 and will once again serve as a preview for the conference and national championships.
After winter break, Rollins returns to the pool Jan. 8 at home against Westminster. On Jan. 11 the Tars will host Tampa with Kansas joining the women’s event. Senior Day is slated for Jan. 18 against Florida Tech. The regular season will conclude on Jan. 25 at Saint Leo.
The Sunshine State Conference Championships will return to Central Florida for the first time since the inaugural event, taking place Feb. 19-22 at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center. The 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships will be contested at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio March 12-15. Behind an All-America performance from then-freshman Audrey Kula, the Rollins women took 27th at the championships a year ago.
Fans can follow Tars swimming all season long at RollinsSports.com.