Swimming & Diving open season with Saluki Miler and 5K Swim

    Junior Hannah Pinion

    Junior Hannah Pinion

    Sept. 26, 2013

    By Tim McCaughan
    SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois men's and women's swimming teams open the season this weekend with two events against Illinois State and Ohio Wesleyan this weekend.

    The Salukis open with the Saluki Miler (1650 yards) at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium in the SIU Recreation Center. On Saturday morning, the Salukis, Redbirds and Bishops will compete in the 5K Open Water race at Little Grassy Lake in Makanda, Ill., at 10 a.m.

    "This is a great opportunity for our distance swimmers to compete early in the season," head coach Rick Walker said. "Our distance swimmers get in shape quickly, but a lot of programs start their seasons with sprint races. This gives us the chance to incorporate our distance swimmers early and let them show what they can do."


     

     

    Saturday, Oct 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Evansville, Ind. TBA
    Saturday, Oct 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 11:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 1
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Bloomington, Ill. TBA
    Friday, Nov 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Lexington, Ky. TBA
    Saturday, Nov 8
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Lexington, Ky. TBA
    Friday, Nov 21
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Louisville, Ky. TBA
    Saturday, Nov 22
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Louisville, Ky. TBA
    Sunday, Nov 23
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Louisville, Ky. TBA
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