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2010-11 Inaugural Swimming Schedule Announced

July 20, 2010
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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The Liberty women's swimming team will compete in eight meets during its 2010-11 inaugural season.

Liberty Women's Swimming Head Coach Jake Shellenberger has announced the program's 2010-11 schedule. The five-month schedule features two home swim meets, with the first being held on Oct. 2, 2010, against Campbell.

"We are very pleased with our first-ever schedule here at Liberty," commented Shellenberger. "Thankfully, we were able to secure all the essentials: 10 conference opponents, a mid-season invitational and a fantastic venue for the conference championship meet in February."

The Lady Flames will line up against 10 other schools during the 2010-11 season, all of which are a part of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA), with the exception of Mount St. Mary's. Liberty will be a member of the CCSA beginning this season.

After kicking off the inaugural season by hosting Campbell on Oct. 2, the Lady Flames will travel to Radford on Oct. 8 to take on the Highlanders and North Carolina A&T.

Liberty will host its second and final home meet of the season on Nov. 6, welcoming Gardner-Webb for a 1 p.m. meet.

The season continues the weekend of Nov. 18-20, when the Lady Flames make the trek back to Radford, Va., for the Radford Invitational.

Liberty will make its first long-distance trip in January, taking on Radford, Georgia Southern and Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla., on Jan. 8.

After matching up against Mount St. Mary's and VMI in Lexington, Va., on Jan. 15, the Lady Flames will compete in the Davidson Duals in Davidson, N.C. on Jan. 22, 2011.

The Liberty squad will then conclude the winter season at the CCSA Conference Championship Meet at Georgia, Feb. 19-19, 2011.

"Featured on the schedule are Florida Gulf Coast, Davidson and Gardner-Webb, who finished No. 1 – 3, respectively, in our conference last year," Shellenberger said. "We are anxious to see how we do against the best in the CCSA.

"We'll be swimming against Florida Gulf Coast at their place, and we are very blessed and thankful for the ability to travel as a first-year program."