Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Release (PDF)
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2018 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by the University of Minnesota will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday with the timed finals of the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay. Preliminary heats will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the finals scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.
Thursday’s slate features the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle and one-meter diving competition, with the 400-yard medley relay taking place that evening.
Friday’s schedule includes the 100-yard butterfly, 400-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke and three-meter diving event, with the 200-yard freestyle relay finals contested during the evening.
Saturday’s events include the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 1,650-yard freestyle and platform diving, with the 400-yard freestyle relay finals taking place that evening.
Last season, Indiana compiled 1,504 points throughout the four-day event to win the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships title. Michigan and Ohio State tied for second after collecting 1,382 points. Minnesota finished fourth with 879 points, while Wisconsin recorded 763 points to finish fifth.
The entire four-day event will be available via live stream on BTN Plus. BTN will air tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at 10:00 a.m. ET Sunday.
Follow all the Big Ten Championships action at bigten.org and on Twitter @bigtenchamps.