VMI Swim & Dive Announces 2022–23 Schedule

swimmer in pool smiling with arms in the air

VMI’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving season opens Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gardner-Webb University. Scott Thacker, head coach, looks forward the use of the new Aquatic Center by the end of the fall.—Photo courtesy VMI Keydets.

Head coach Scott Thacker announced the 2022–23 VMI men’s and women’s swimming and diving schedule with 11 total competitions and four home meets.

The season opens Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gardner-Webb University, and the Keydets travel to Emory & Henry College and Howard University for dual meets the next two weekends.

The first home meet of the season and last at Clark King Pool is set for Nov. 5 against Mount St. Mary’s University. Construction is nearly complete for the new Aquatic Center on post, expected to be finished later this semester. The Keydets will host Liberty and Washington and Lee Universities in January at the new facility, as well as an intrasquad meet in February.

“I am excited to start this season with our team and staff,” said Thacker. “I am really looking forward to competing against the teams on our schedule and looking forward to the challenge for both our men’s and women’s teams.”

Thacker called the final meet in Clark King Pool the “end of an era” for the team as they move to their new, state-of-the-art Aquatic Center and look toward winter competitions.

“We will host one final meet in Clark King Pool in November, marking the end of an era for the team as we transition into the new Aquatic Center at the end of the fall,” said Thacker. “Our major focuses will be the Loyola Invite in December and the America East Championships in February. We have a great contingent of talent returning in our upperclassmen, and I look forward to watching our newest team members step up and contribute to the team’s overall performance.”

The America East Championships are set for Feb. 22–25 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

View the entire schedule

Men’s Swimming and Diving
Women’s Swimming and Diving

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