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LWC Swimming at MSC Championship Thur through Sat

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's swimming teams are set to compete at the Mid-South Conference Championship Thursday through Saturday at the Kingsport Aquatic Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The full field of MSC programs will be competing at the event. Joining the Blue Raiders will be Bethel (TN), Campbellsville Univsersity, Indiana Wesleyan, Life (GA), Lincoln (IL), Loyola New Orleans (LA), Midway (KY), Shawnee State (OH), Pikeville (KY), Tennessee Southern, and Cumberlands (KY).

Action begins at 9amCT on both Thursday and Friday with preliminary heats. Final heats begin at 4:30pmCT on both days. The championship final day begins with preliminaries at 8am CT. Saturday's final heats start at 4pmCT.

The Blue Raider men's and women's teams concluded their regular season with victories over Campbellsville in the Battle of Highway 55. As it stands, the men's team holds the No. 7 ranking in the latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll, while the women have the No. 8 spot secured heading into the conference championship.

On the men's side, three programs are featured in the NAIA Coaches Top-10 poll while four women's programs crack the top-10.

Last season, the Lindsey Wilson men's team finished second out of eight teams at the conference championships. Last season James de Goede was named the conferences swimmer of the year while the Blue Raiders took home 13 All MSC honors.

On the women's side, Lindsey Wilson finished third out of the nine participating teams at the MSC championships. In total, the Blue Raiders took home 13 All MSC honors a season ago.

Live video is available for all three days of the competition.

This story was posted on 2022-02-02 15:23:40
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