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VMI Swimming and Diving announces 2018-19 schedules

vmiThe 2018-19 VMI swimming and diving schedules were released by the program Wednesday, a slate that includes two home meets for the first time since 2014-15.

The schedule opens Oct. 5, when the Keydets contest a tri-meet in Baltimore, Md., facing homestanding Loyola as well as American. The Keydets then return home and host back to back dual meets on Oct. 6 and 13, against Mount St. Mary’s and Howard respectively, before heading to Davidson College for a meet Oct. 27. The VMI men will face the Wildcats, while the school’s women’s teams will be part of a tri-meet with UNC Asheville.

VMI will not compete during the month of November, but will return to action December 1 at fellow America East school UMBC. That marks VMI’s final meet of 2018, as the slate resumes Jan. 12 at Old Dominion. The meet in Norfolk will be a dual between VMI and ODU’s men’s programs, while the school’s women’s teams contest a tri-meet with Campbell.

VMI, Washington & Lee and Randolph will do battle in a tri-meet at W&L’s home pool on Jan. 16, before the Keydets wrap up the regular season by traveling to Williamsburg to face the William & Mary Tribe on Jan. 26.

The season’s championship portion includes the America East Championships, set for Feb. 14-17 in Worcester, Mass., and the ECAC Championships, to be held March 1-3 at a site yet to be determined.