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Canisius swimming and diving travels to Marist on Friday


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Canisius men's and women's swimming and diving teams will look to exceed expectations as they open the 2018-19 season Friday, Oct. 12 against Marist. The meet is slated for a 10 a.m. start time at the McCain Natatorium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The Canisius men's swimming and diving team placed fourth at the 2018 MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships, the program's sixth-straight top-five finish at the conference's championship event. The women's swimming and diving program also finished fourth at the 2018 MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships, while the diving team saw a school-record seven divers earn a trip to the 2018 NCAA Zone A Championships.
After traveling to compete against the University of Rochester Oct. 20, the Blue and Gold will host Geneseo Oct. 27 for the first of four-straight home contests. In that stretch, the Griffs will also host Colgate (Nov. 3), St. Bonaventure (Nov. 10) and Binghamton (Dec. 1).
After taking a month off for the Christmas break and the team's annual training trip, both teams will return to the pool to compete against long-time rival Niagara in Lewistown, N.Y., Jan. 19. Canisius will close out the regular-season portion of the competition schedule Jan. 25 when the squad hosts Gannon.
For the ninth consecutive year, Canisius will join with Niagara to serve as the host schools for the MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships, which are set to be held at the 
Flickinger Center Pool Feb. 13-16.

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