Nov. 16, 2016

Columbus, Ohio— This weekend Ohio State’s swimming and diving programs will be hosting their annual fall invitational at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, and some of the best swimmers in the country will be competing here in Columbus.

As always, admission will be free for all prelim and finals sessions this weekend.

The schedule for this weekend will be as follows:

Friday: Prelims begin at 11 a.m.; finals begin at 6 p.m.
Saturday: Prelims begin at 10 a.m.; finals begin at 5 p.m.
Sunday: Prelims begin at 9 a.m.; finals begin at 3 p.m.

For a more detailed event schedule, and for any other information you might need for this weekend, please visit our 2016 OSU Invite page. On that page you will find information regarding parking, admission, competition schedule, visiting teams, and more.

Parking Information

A few parking notes regarding this weekend’s invitational:

  • Friday Prelims: Garage parking available in the 12th Avenue Garage at the posted rate
  • Friday Finals: $5 Event Parking rate is available in the attached Neil Avenue Garage starting at 5:00pm
  • Saturday Prelims & Finals: $5 Event Parking rate is available in the attached Neil Avenue Garage starting at 9:00am
  • Sunday Prelims & Finals: $5 Event Parking rate is available in the attached Neil Avenue Garage starting at 8:00am
  • Exiting guests will need to purchase parking again to re-enter the garage throughout the weekend.


Event Schedule


Friday Events

Prelims 11 a.m.    Finals 6 p.m.

Saturday Events

Prelims 10 a.m.    Finals 5 p.m.

Sunday Events

Prelims 9 a.m.    Finals 3 p.m.

200 Free Relay

200 Medley Relay

1650 Free

500 Free

400 IM

200 Backstroke

200 IM

100 Butterfly

100 Free

50 Free

200 Free

200 Breaststroke

400 Medley Relay

100 Breaststroke

200 Butterfly

1 mtr Diving (M)

100 Backstroke

400 Free Relay

3 mtr Diving (W)

800 Free Relay



1 mtr Diving (W)



3 mtr Diving (M)


Visiting Teams

The following schools will be sending student-athletes to compete this weekend: Iowa, Kentucky, Kenyon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Utah, Washington State, and Yale.

Every school listed above, as well as Ohio State, appears in the most recent Top 50 rankings put out by College Swimming. Six of those schools also either appeared in or received votes for the most recent CSCAA Top 25 polls. The Stanford women’s swimming program currently ranks No. 1 in both polls and Kenyon is ranked in the Top 3 according to both outlets’ Division III polls.

Individually, there will be seven 2016 Olympians competing this weekend, including Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel who both earned gold medals for the United States in Rio. They will both be competing for Stanford.

Last Time Out

The Buckeyes were busy last weekend, hosting two dual meets as well as sending a few swimmers off to compete at the USA College Challenge.

At home, Ohio State defeated both Cleveland State and Miami (OH) to remain undefeated in dual meets on the season. The women came out on top 184-103 against CSU and 182-115 against Miami, while the men beat the Vikings 184-111 and trounced the RedHawks 211-84.

In addition to those two meets, eight Buckeyes represented OSU and the Big Ten in the USA College Challenge. On the women’s side, Lindsey Clary, Liz Li, and Taylor Vargo represented the Buckeyes while Josh Fleagle, Ching Lim, Matt McHugh, and Thomas Trace represented the men. Head coach Bill Wadley was also named to the men’s team’s coaching staff.

Though USA Swimming won out in the end, Ohio State’s representatives put on a very good showing in Indianapolis. Most notably, Liz Li set a new Big Ten record in the 100 butterfly with her time of 51.42. The time automatically qualifies her for the 2017 NCAA Championships and is the fastest in the NCAA this season. She now holds the fastest times in the NCAA in the 100 fly and 50 freestyle (21.72). Lindsey Clary also recorded an NCAA-best time for this season, posting a mark of 4:05.90 in the 400 IM.

On the men’s side Matt McHugh and Josh Fleagle each recorded top times that put them in the Top 3 of the NCAA this season. McHugh now owns one of the fastest times in the 100 butterfly at 46.72, while Fleagle sits near the top of the rankings in the 200 freestyle (1:35.77).