EMMITSBURG, Md. – The Mount St. Mary's women's swimming team will open its seventh season in program history at the Potomac Relays on Friday. The American University event will kick off the Mount's 2012-13 schedule that features 14 days of competition.
The Mount will host three meets this season and each competition will be broadcasted live on necfrontrow.com. Fans can view the home meets on the site for free.
After opening the first six seasons in program history at the Bloomsburg Relays, the Mountaineers will participate in the Potomac Relays for the first time in team history. The competition takes place in the nation's capital on Friday at 3 p.m.
The Mount will stay on the road when it travels to Saint Francis (Pa.) on Oct. 13. It will be the seventh time the two teams from the league have met during the regular season.
Returning home for the first of three meets at the Mount St. Mary's Swimming Pool, the Mount will host VMI and McDaniel on Oct. 27. Mount St. Mary's has won all nine meetings against the Keydets and took last year's competition against the Green Terror.
The Mountaineers will then travel to the Radford Invitational starting on Nov. 15. It will mark the fourth-straight year the Mount will participate in the Highlanders' three-day event.
The squad then concludes its 2012 portion of its schedule at James Madison on Dec. 1. It will be the first time the Mount will face the Dukes while Radford will also join the two teams for the competition. It will be the third time the Mountaineers will face the Highlanders in a dual meet and the first since the 2009-10 season.
After battling Duquesne for the first time last season in Pittsburgh, the Dukes will make its first trip to Emmitsburg when Mount St. Mary's returns to the pool on Jan. 12.
The Mount will then head to battle Catholic for the first time in program history on Jan. 25 before concluding the regular season at home against Loyola on Feb. 2. It will be the sixth time the Greyhounds will face the Mountaineers.
The Northeast Conference Swimming & Diving Championships returns to the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The four-day league championship begins on Feb. 27.