University of Toledo Women's Swimming and Diving Head Coach Chris Peters released the complete 2012-13 schedule earlier today. The defending Mid-American Conference champions will host four meets, including the annual Blue-Gold intrasquad to open the season on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Toledo has won the MAC crown twice over the past three years while finishing runner-up in 2011.
"We've been working extremely hard up to this point," Peters said. "We will face some great competition and I'm excited to get the season started."
Toledo will begin the Peters era on the road when they travel to Bowling Green on Oct. 12 to compete in the Tom Stubbs Relay Meet. Then, they return home two weeks later to host Denison on Oct. 27 at the UT Student Recreation Center. The Rockets will close out 2012 on the road at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 3) and the Akron Invitational (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2).
There will be little time off during the holidays as the Rockets will prepare to begin the new year on the road at Big Ten opponents Michigan State (Jan. 11) and Ohio State (Jan. 12).
"Those two meets will be really good for us, "Peters said. "We feel like we can compete with anyone and we should get a feel for where we're at before heading into the final portion of our schedule."
Back-to-back conference dual meets appear next on the schedule. Miami will come to Toledo on Jan. 26 and UT will travel to Athens, OH to battle Ohio.
The final dual meet of the season is planned for Feb. 9 when the Rockets host Notre Dame on Senior Night.
This year's MAC championships are going to be held at the University of Buffalo on Feb. 28.
Complete 2012-13 Meet Schedule
Date Opponent Time
Oct. 6 BLUE – GOLD MEET 10:00 a.m.
Oct. 12 Tom Stubbs Relay (@Bowling Green) 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 DENISON 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 Eastern Michigan* 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 Akron Invitational (@Akron) TBA
Jan. 11 Michigan State 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Ohio State 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 MIAMI* 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 3 Ohio* 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 NOTRE DAME (SENIOR NIGHT) 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 – March 2 MAC Championships (@ Buffalo) TBA
Home meets in bold