Hope-Kalamazoo Men's And Women's Swimming & Diving Preview

Welcome to today's Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association dual meet opener for the Hope College men's and women's swimming teams. Today's opponents is Kalamazoo College.

The Hope College men's and women's swimming & diving teams are participating again this year in "Operation Christmas Boxes", a program run by the nonprofit Samaritan's Purse - an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Fans are asked to help the teams surpass the 20 boxes they sent last year by bringing any of the approved items for boys and girls ages 2-14: toys, athletic equipment such as deflated balls with pumps and needles, clothes, hygiene items and school supplies. Learn more about Operation Christmas Boxes at http://goho.pe/k0BQ305EpqX.

Follow live results from today's competition using the MeetMobile app on your phone. You can download the MeetMobile app from either the App Store or Google play, then search for Hope College. A link to results will appear before the meet begins.

Click here for a PDF version of today's meet program.

This year's Hope College captains are for the Flying Dutchmen, seniors Christian Otteman and Trevor Wagoner, and for the Flying Dutch, senior Molly Meyer and junior Chloe Palajac.

Hope's next meet is Saturday, Nov. 12 at Olivet. Start time is 1 p.m.

The Flying Dutch and Flying Dutchmen will host two more home dual meets this season: January 21 vs. Albion at 1 p.m. at Holland Community Aquatic Center and January 28 against Alma at 1 p.m. at Kresge Natatorium.

Hope is hosting the 2017 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships on Wednesday-Saturday, February 15-18 at Holland Community Aquatic Center.

Join us Monday for the Hope College H-Club Luncheons at Maas Auditorium. The one-hour program featuring two Hope coaches begins at noon. Cost is $10 and includes a buffet lunch.

Hope fans are invited to the H Club Coaches Winter Sports Preview on Monday, Nov. 14 at Maas Auditorium. Hear from men's basketball coach Greg Mitchell, women's basketball coach Brian Morehouse, men's and women's swimming & diving coach John Patnott and women's tennis coach Adam Ford. Cost is $10 per person and includes buffet lunch.

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