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Swimmers set to compete in Liberal Arts Championships

Swimmers set to compete in Liberal Arts Championships

The Simpson swimming and diving teams begin the 2016 Liberal Arts Championships in Elsah, Ill. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Principia College hosts this year's event, which concludes Saturday, Feb. 13.

Competition begins Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with men's one-meter diving. The rest of the championship follows a schedule of preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m. and finals starting at 6 p.m.

Participating schools
Morningside, Minnesota Morris, Loras, Principia, Coe, Nebraska Wesleyan, Illinois Tech, Luther, Franklin, Eureka, Mills, Simpson

What's at stake
The Liberal Arts Championships mark the final competition of the season before nationals, which will be held March 16-19 in Greensboro, N.C. Placing at the LACs determines All-Iowa Conference honors, as swimmers need to place in the top two among Iowa Conference schools in individual and relay events. To earn a spot on the All-Liberal Arts Team, swimmers must place in the top four overall of an individual event or top two in a relay event.