PREVIEW: Swim & Dive Hosts Tennessee Invitational

KNOXVILLE, TN. Looking to compete against some of the best teams in the country, Tennessee Swimming & Diving hosts the annual Tennessee Invitational Thursday through Saturday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

Nine teams compete at the Tennessee Invite: Tennessee, Carson-Newman (swimming only), Duke (diving only), Florida Gulf Coast (women’s diving only), Georgia Southern (women’s diving only), Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina (diving only ) and Virginia. The seventh Lady Vols team at the meet will feature three national teams with No. 1 Virginia, No. 14 Michigan and No. 17 North Carolina, while the No. 13 Vols will take on No. 9 Virginia. No. 16 Michigan and No. 23 North Carolina.

entry is free for all regular season meetings and the Clear Bag Policy will be present for all fans. Parking is available on lot SC40 off Kingston Pike near Tyson Park (PDF). Spectators may also park on Volunteer Blvd at available parking meters.

Fans can follow by streaming the meet on SEC Network+ or with live scores via the Meet mobile app (A NOTICE: Preliminaries and finals are shown as separate matches in the app). Links to watch live video are below with the schedule for the day.

The invite will be settled as doubles (on a team versus team basis) as opposed to an overall winner for the five swimming teams (Carson-Newman, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia). All competitions will be conducted as Preliminary/Final competitions with these exceptions which were swum as Timed Finals: All Relays and 1650 Freestyle. All heats of the 1650 will swim in the morning except for the top eight swimmers. The final will swim in B/A format. There may be C-finals with postgraduates, but these are exhibitions only and do not count for scoring.

Since this is run like several doubles competitions, a maximum of three swimmers can advance to the A-finals. Only the top five from each pair of teams would score, and a B finalist could not score over an A finalist. Swimmers are limited to four scoring events. They can swim as many as they want, but need designated exhibition pools. Exhibition swimmers can still swim at night but are relegated to B finals or below.


Swimmers can participate in all five relays. There is also a limit of four relays per event, with the top two points being scored per team (A and B relays compete in the A finals, while C and D relays swim in the B finals). At this meeting, double competition scoring will be used (Individuals: 9-4-3-2-1/Relay: 11-4-2).


In diving, the top 12 competitors compete in the finals for each event. The finals follow immediately after the preliminary rounds. A non-scoring team event will also be held in the evenings, where multiple divers will complete six dives (3 to 1 meter and 3 to 3 meters) each time to achieve a team score.

For the most up-to-date information on the program, follow Tennessee Swimming & Diving Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook.

 





Thursday Friday Saturday
Preliminary round – 10 a.m
watch live
500 free
200IM
50 Free

Preliminary round – 10 a.m
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100 flies
400IM
200 free
100 chest
100 back
Preliminary round – 10 a.m
watch live
200 back
100% free
200 chest
200 flies
1650 Free
Diving – 12 p.m
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3 meter women
1 meter men
Diving – 12 p.m
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men 3 meters
1 meter ladies
Diving – 1pm
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women platform
men’s platform
Final – 6 p.m
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200 free relay
500 free
200IM
50 Free
Women’s Dive Team Event
400 Medley Relay

Final – 6 p.m
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200 Medley Relay
100 flies
400IM
200 free
100 chest
100 back
Men’s Dive Team Event
800 Free relay
Final – 6 p.m
watch live
1650 Free
200 back
100% free
200 chest
200 flies
400 free relay


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