Oct. 25, 2012
|Virginia vs. Navy|
|Date||Friday, Oct. 26, 2012|
|Time||Diving: 12:30 p.m. | Swimming: 3:00 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Aquatic and Fitness Center|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Parking Map|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The five-time defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open the 2012-13 season with a dual meet against Navy on Friday (Oct. 26) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Diving for the meet will be contested at 12:30 p.m., while the swimming events will begin at 3 p.m.
Before the swimming events, there will be a special ceremony honoring the swimming participants from the two schools at this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. In attendance for the ceremony will be UVa’s Olympic gold medalists Matt McLean and Lauren Perdue and first-year Yannick Kaeser, as well as Navy’s two-time Paralympic gold medalist Brad Snyder. Virginia’s Katya Bachrouche (Class of 2011) and David Karasek (Class of 2012) also competed in London.
Admission to Virginia swimming and diving meets is free to the public. Because of construction near the Aquatic and Fitness, parking adjacent to the facility will be limited and parking rules will be tightly enforced. There will be a few metered spaces available at the AFC and free parking is available at Slaughter Recreation Center and the parking lot closest to the West Gate at Scott Stadium. Spaces designated for those individuals in possession of a disabled parking permit are located off Alderman Road on the west side of the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
The Cavalier men, who have won 13 of the last 14 ACC titles, return three swimmers who competed at last year’s NCAA Championships, including seniors Tom Barrett and Brady Fox and junior Parker Camp. Barrett and Camp were part of three All-America relays, including the 800 free relay that finished fourth. The men finished 15th at the national meet.
UVa’s women return 11 NCAA qualifiers: seniors Perdue and Meredith Cavalier, juniors Charlotte Clarke, Caroline Kenney, Emily Lloyd and Rachel Naurath and sophomores Emily Dicus, Megan Fox, Alison Haulsee, Sarah White and ACC Freshman of the Year Ellen Williamson. Williamson finished sixth in the 200 back, while Cavalier touched eighth in the same event.
Navy’s women are 3-0 on the young season after defeating UMBC 164-136 on Oct. 19, while the men are 2-1 after dropping a 156-144 decision to the Retrievers in Baltimore.
In the last meeting between the two schools, Virginia’s women defeated Navy, 159-124, while the men fell to the Midshipmen, 159-139, on Oct. 28, 2011 in Annapolis, Md.
After the meet against Navy, the Cavaliers will also travel north this weekend to face Pittsburgh on Sunday (Oct. 28) with diving starting at 10 a.m., and swim events beginning at 11 a.m.
Both Cavalier squads claimed victories against the Panthers last season, with the men winning, 162-130, and the women being victorious, 159-133, on Jan. 28, 2012 in Charlottesville.
Revamped Cavaliers Ready for New SeasonMen's Soccer8/26/16Newcomers abound for the Virginia men's soccer team, which opens the season Friday night against Coastal Carolina at Klöckner Stadium.Stearns Making Mark on UniversityWomen's Soccer8/25/16A four-year starter for the Virginia women's soccer team, Morgan Stearns hold the program record for career victories by a goalkeeper.Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' BondMen's Basketball8/20/16The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Leah Smith Finishes Sixth in 800m Freestyle Final
Swimming & Diving | 8/12/2016
Virginia swimming rising senior Leah Smith finished sixth in the 800m freestyle final on Friday...
After 20 Years, Thomas has Gained a Golden Perspective
Swimming & Diving | 8/12/2016
Melanie (Valerio) Thomas became UVA swimming and diving's first Olympic gold medalist at the 1996...
Smith Wins Olympic Gold with U.S. 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Swimming & Diving | 8/10/2016
Virginia swimming rising senior Leah Smith won Olympic gold with the United States 4x200-meter...
Kaeser Finishes 20th in 200m Breaststroke in Rio
Swimming & Diving | 8/9/2016
Virginia swimming class of 2016 graduate Yannick Kaeser placed 20th in the men's 200-meter...
Leah Smith Earns Bronze in 400m Freestyle at Rio Olympics
Swimming & Diving | 8/7/2016
Virginia rising senior swimmer Leah Smith captured the bronze medal in the women's 400-meter...
Kaeser Wins 100m Breaststroke Heat at Rio Olympics
Swimming & Diving | 8/6/2016
Recent UVA swimming graduate Yannick Kaeser competed in the men's 100-meter breaststroke Saturday...
Cavalier Olympic Central
Swimming & Diving | 08/06/2016
Follow updates on all of the Cavaliers competing in Rio in one convenient page.
Jeff White: Cavalier Standouts Ready for Rio
Swimming & Diving | 08/04/2016
Of the nearly 20 representatives from UVA at the Olympic Games in Brazil, two are undergraduates:...
- Online Stores