Swimming and diving releases 2012-2013 schedule

July 25, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - First year swimming and diving head coach Kunio Kono announced the 2012-2013 schedule today and the campaign features a few new opponents to go along with some familiar faces.

New Mexico will open the season against Mountain West foe Air Force who finished last at the 2012 MW Championships for the fifth straight year. The Falcons will provide the Lobos and their new coach with a good challenge for the first meet.

UNM will then be home for two meets when they will welcome Northern Arizona University, a team who finished 2nd at the 2012 WAC Championships- the team is now a member of the Big Sky Conference- on Oct. 20th, and Nov. 2-3 when they take on CSU, SDSU and New Mexico State.

Following the home meets, UNM will travel to the Reno, "the biggest little city in the world", to take on the Wolfpack on Nov. 10th. After the contest against Nevada the swimmers have a little over a month free of competition, while the divers head to Tucson for the annual Wildcat Diving Invitational.

The team will train at home for three weeks before heading out to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invitational; the meet will wrap up the first half of the season for New Mexico.

UNM will resume action on Saturday, January 12th when it welcomes Grand Canyon to Seidler Natatorium for Senior Day. A trip to the chilly temperatures of Laramie, Wyoming awaits the Lobos two weeks after senior day on Jan. 25th. Immediately following the contest against the Cowgirls, the swimmers will face Northern Colorado on Jan. 26th while the divers participate in the Air Force Diving Invitational.

New Mexico concludes regular season action against in-state rival NMSU, only this time they will face-off in Las Cruces at noon on Feb. 2nd.

The Lobos will have 18 days to taper down before heading to San Antonio, Texas for the MW Championships taking place Feb. 20-23rd. The Divers will return to Colorado Springs, Colo. for a second year for NCAA Zones March 14-16 before the NCAA Division I Championships are held March 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.

UNM is coming off of one of its more successful seasons placing sixth at the MW Championships, the teams' highest finish in eight years.