Nov. 3, 2016

Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State’s swimming and diving programs host another Ohio foe when Denison University comes to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion this Friday at 6:00 for a dual meet.

Live results for this meet, and every home meet, can be found here.

Parking Information

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.

Event Schedule

200 Medley relay                                             100 Free                              

1000 Free                                                            200 Back                              

200 Free                                                               200 Breast                          

100 Back                                                               500 Free                              

100 Breast                                                           100 Fly                 

200 Fly                                                                  BREAK (10 Minutes)       

50 Free                                                           200 IM

BREAK (20 minutes)                                       400 Free Relay   


Last Time Out

Ohio State opened up its home schedule last weekend with a dual meet against Kenyon College. The men’s side won 186-103 while the women prevailed with a score of 173-115.

Buckeye swimmers and divers posted the fastest time or highest mark in 29 events, including all four on the diving boards. Colin Zeng won on one and three-meter for the men, while Haley Allen and newcomer Lara Tarvit won diving events for the women.

Liz Li led the way swimming-wise, posting the fastest time in four events on the night, while Meg Bailey did the same in three events. For the men it was Josh Fleagle leading the way, touching the wall first in two individual events and leading two relays to first place finishes.

Eight Buckeyes to Represent B1G

Seven swimmers and one coach from Ohio State’s men’s and women’s swimming programs will represent the Big Ten Conference at next month’s inaugural USA College Challenge, presented by arena.

Lindsey Clary, Liz Li, and Taylor Vargo are representing the Buckeyes from the women’s side, while Josh Fleagle, Ching Lim, Matt McHugh, and Thomas Trace will be there from the men’s side. Ohio State’s Bill Wadley will serve as an assistant coach for the Big Ten men’s squad during this event as well. The seven swimmers give OSU the third-highest total of any Big Ten school in the competition.

Big Expectations

Three swimmers were named preseason All-Americans by Matt McHugh (100 backstroke, 100 butterfly), Liz Li (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), and Lindsey Clary (1650 freestyle, 400 IM).

The three Ohio State stalwarts had incredible success in those events last year; Clary, Li, and McHugh won Big Ten titles in each of these events last season and they were All-Americans in five of them.

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!

Buckeye Bits

  • On the men’s side, Ohio State returns six swimmers who participated in NCAA Championships last season as well as four divers. Leading the way is NCAA Champion Colin Zeng, the first diving national champion for OSU since 2008. Matt McHugh, a Big Ten Champion and All-American, leads a group of swimmers into this 2016-17 season.
  • Other NCAA swimming returners include Ching Lim, Brayden Seal, Andrew Appleby, Mossimo Chavez, and Kevin Musterait. Stephen Romanik, Aaron Daniels-Freeman, and Clay White join Zeng as NCAA returners for this season.
  • For the women, it’ll be Lindsey Clary and Liz Li leading the charge along with Haley Allen, Taylor Vargo, and Macie McNichols. All five earned NCAA Championships berths last season.
  • Last season, Clary was an All-American in three different events (400 IM, 500 and 1650 freestyle) and a Big Ten Champion in the 400 IM and 1650 free. Li won two individual titles as well (50 free and 100 butterfly).
  • Both sides accomplished fantastic feats in the postseason last year: for the women it was the most B1G Championships in a single season since 1991, and the men extended their streak of Top 5 finishes at the conference championship meet to 11.
  • Over the summer, 34 Buckeye swimmers represented Ohio State at 2016 Olympic Trials, one of the biggest contingents of any organization at the meet.