The 24th-ranked Irish take on national competition at the Ohio State Invitational.

Notre Dame Travels To Ohio State Invitational

Dec. 4, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In its first action since downing Purdue on Nov. 8, the 24th-ranked Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend for the Ohio State Invitational at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The three-day event begins Friday (Dec. 5) and follows the same format as the BIG EAST Conference and NCAA Championships.

The Irish (2-0) join the host Buckeyes, Bowling Green, Cleveland State, Minnesota, Miami (Fla.) and Penn State in the swimming field. On the diving side, Notre Dame will challenge Indiana, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina State, Purdue, Arizona State, Florida State and Ohio State.

“We’re excited because it has been a few weeks since we have competed,” Irish head coach Brian Barnes said. “It’s a good three-day meet and it gives us a chance to swim one or two times a day with a lot of rest, and that’s going to favor some of our best performances of the year.”

Admission to the event is free of charge. Live meet scoring and results will be available at For up-the-minute results and scores, sign up for IRISH ALERTS text messaging services at

Schedule of Events
Friday (Dec. 5)
11:00 a.m. - Prelims / Trials1. 500-yard Free2. 200-yard Individual Medley3. 50-yard Free4. 1-meter Diving
6:00 p.m. - Finals6. 200-yard Free Relay7. 500-yard Free8. 200-yard Individual Medley9. 50-yard Free10. 1-meter Diving (finals)11. 400-yard Medley Relay (finals)
Saturday (Dec. 6)
10:00 a.m. - Prelims / Trials12. 400-yard Individual Medley13. 100-yard Fly14. 200-yard Free15. 100-yard Breast16. 100-yard Back17. 3-meter Diving
5 p.m. -Finals18. 200-yard Medley Relay19. 400-yard Individual Medley20. 100-yard Fly21. 200-yard Free22. 100-yard Breast23. 100-yard Back24. 3-meter Diving25. 800-yard Free Relay
Sunday (Dec. 7)
11:00 a.m. - Prelims/Trials26. 200-yard Back27. 100-yard Free28. 200-yard Breast29. 200-yard Fly30. Platform Diving31. 1,650-yard Free (timed finals)
3:00 p.m. - Finals32. 1,650-yard Free (last heat of timed finals)33. 200-yard Back34. 100-yard Free35. 200-yard Breast36. 200-yard Fly37. 400-yard Free Relay