Sept. 29, 2016
Columbus, Ohio— It will be a fun weekend of swimming at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion this weekend with the Scarlet & Gray meet set for Friday afternoon at 4:00 and the Alumni meet scheduled for Saturday morning at 8:00.
The two competitions will be a great way for the Ohio State swimmers and divers to kick off the season before any intercollegiate meets begin.
Fans should park in the Neil Avenue Garage directly adjacent to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion for an event rate of $5. CampusParc will begin selling parking one hour prior to all home meets this season.
Bucks On Us!
Did you know that Ohio State fans can enjoy over 20 sports for free? And even better, did you know that swimming and diving are among them?
There is no cost of admission for any regular season meet, meaning that you can enjoy all the Buckeyes’ home events and watch as some of the best student-athletes in the Big Ten for free!
From our official release: In order to celebrate Ohio State’s free admission sports, the Department of Athletics is officially launching the “Bucks On Us” campaign. Of the Buckeyes’ 36 varsity sports, over 20 do not charge admission to regular season home events. Those sports are: cross country, fencing, field hockey, men’s and women’s golf, men’s gymnastics, women’s ice hockey, women’s lacrosse, pistol, rifle, rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, synchronized swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field and men’s volleyball. (Note: NCAA/Big Ten Tournament contests may have an admission cost but all of these sports’ regular season home events are free to fans.).
So come on out to the pool all season long and cheer on your Buckeyes!
The event schedule for the Scarley & Gray meet will be as follows
|1. 200 medley relay||5. 200 IM||9. 500 freestyle|
|2. 1000 freestyle||6. 100 butterfly||10. 100 breaststroke|
|3. 200 freestyle||7. 100 freestyle||11 400 freestyle relay|
|4. 50 freestyle||8. 100 backstroke||breaks follow events 5 and 9|
This weekend’s exhibition meets signal the start of the college swimming season, and Ohio State’s regular season schedule kicks off very soon. For some of the swimmers on the women’s team that will come next weekend at the FGCU Classic hosted by Florida Gulf Coast. This will be OSU’s second straight appearance at the meet, and it will send 12 swimmers to represent the Scarlet and Gray. Both the men’s and women’s teams will begin in full on Oct. 28 when they host Kenyon.