WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Eight home meets, with the three-day Purdue Invitational headlining the five of the co-ed variety, highlight Purdue swimming & diving's 2017-18 schedules.
The Boilermakers' home schedule is front loaded with five meets at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center during the fall semester. South Carolina, Notre Dame and Iowa all visit West Lafayette leading up to the return of November's Purdue Invitational, which is slated to feature 14 teams representing eight universities.
The three-day, six-session Purdue Invitational is set for Nov. 16 to 18, with co-ed representation from Florida, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Missouri State and Southern Illinois. The Navy men and Florida International women around out the field.
The Boilermakers are heading to Honolulu for their winter training trip this year. They'll spend the holiday season and semester break in Hawaii. The daily double training sessions help prepare the student-athletes for the championship season in February and March.
Columbus and Minneapolis will be regular destinations for the Boilermakers this season. OSU's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is hosting the Women's Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championship as well as the co-ed Zone C Diving Championships. Minnesota's Freeman Aquatic Center is hosting the Men's Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships. Purdue will also visit the Twin Cities for the annual two-day Big Ten Triple Duals with the Gophers and Northwestern Wildcats.
The Boilermakers' seniors will be honored prior to the Jan. 12 dual vs. Michigan State, which is the final home co-ed meet of the season.
Purdue opens its season Oct. 13 in Oxford, Ohio, with a triple dual against Miami and Wright State.
Excited to get a new season underway next month. November's Purdue Invite is back with a strong field. Big Tens, Zones & NCAAs all at OSU. pic.twitter.com/n9opAW2naG
-- Purdue Swimming (@PurdueWSwim) September 14, 2017
Home Meets: 8 (5 Co-Ed)
Purdue Invitational: 3-day, 6-session meet featuring 14 teams (Nov. 16-18)
Winter Training Trip: Dec. 17 to Jan. 5 in Honolulu
Head-to-Head Duals: at Miami (Ohio), vs. South Carolina, vs. Notre Dame, vs. Iowa, vs. Michigan State and at Indiana
Big Ten Triple Duals: Minnesota-Northwestern-Purdue (Jan. 26-27 in Minneapolis)
Big Ten Championships: Women at Ohio St. (Feb. 14-17) // Men at Minnesota (Feb. 21-24)
Zone C Diving Championships: at Ohio St. (March 8-10)
NCAA Championships: Women at Ohio St. (March 14-17) // Men at Minnesota (March 21-24)
2017-18 HOME MEETS
Oct. 19: South Carolina
Oct. 21: Indiana Intercollegiates (Men's Swimmers)
Oct. 27: Notre Dame
Nov. 3: Iowa
Nov. 16-18: Purdue Invitational
Jan. 12: Michigan State
Feb. 17-18: First Chance vs. Indiana (Men's Swimmers)
Feb. 24: Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance (Women's Swimmers)
PURDUE INVITATIONAL FIELD
Co-Ed: Florida, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Purdue
Women: Florida International