Sept. 28, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. The Oakland men's and women's swimming and diving teams will open the 2017-18 season with a pair of competitions beginning with a dual meet against University of Michigan on Friday at 5 p.m. at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor.

On Saturday the Golden Grizzlies will continue competition at Canham Natatorium at the Michigan Water Carnival. In a celebration of aquatic sports, the non-traditional competition will feature Oakland, Calvin College and Michigan while swimming, diving, and water polo will compete at the same time.

The men's squad last faced Michigan in 2011, while the women's last meeting against the Wolverines was in 2000.

The dual meet format on Friday will feature 16 events:
400-yard Medley Relay
1,000 Freestyle
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
100 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
50 Freestyle
One-Meter Diving
100 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
Three-Meter Diving
200 IM
200 Freestyle Relay

Saturday's Water Carnival will feature eight events:
400-yard mixed medley relay
300 butterfly with fins
50 underwater swim with fins
Variable distance relay (200-150-100-50)
100 IM
200 freestyle relay with fins
300 IM
25 freestyle knockout
Mixed 400 freestyle relay

Admission is free to both events.




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