Centenary Swimming Releases 2016-17 Schedule
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. – Centenary swimming, under the direction of 15th-year head coach Butch Jordan, announced its 2016-17 schedule on Wednesday, July 20.

“We have a great mix of dual meets and invitationals this season,” explained Jordan. “Invitationals are always good because we get a lot more competitors to race against in any given weekend.”

The Gents and Ladies have their earliest start in three seasons when they host a tri-meet September 30. Besides regional rival Hendrix, Centenary welcomes the newest collegiate swim team in the Pelican State in Loyola of New Orleans. It will also be the first meet for the Wolf Pack in program history.

On October 15, Centenary jumps in to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action when it takes on Trinity. The teams have met in a centralized location the past few seasons, but the Gents and Ladies will travel to San Antonio in 2016.

“We start off the season at home and are excited to welcome the newest swim program in the state of Louisiana,” said Jordan. “We also always like our dual meet with Trinity as their men and women’s teams were conference champions the last several years.”  

The Maroon and White will make the return the trip twice with Hendrix, participating in its annual Classic and Relays October 28-29. The following month, Centenary travels to Conway, Arkansas, for the Hendrix Invite.

The Gents and Ladies welcome fellow SCAC-foe Southwestern, as well as the University of the Ozarks, for a tri-meet on November 12.

After the winter break, Centenary travels to Austin College for their invitational before welcoming the ‘Roos to Shreveport January 7 and 14, respectively.

The Gents and Ladies conclude the season at the SCAC Championships February 8-11 in Lewisville, Texas. Last season in the same location, the Maroon and White had 12 performances that rank in the top-10 times in program history in their respective events – including Juan Tapia breaking the nine-year old school record in the 400 IM.