The University of Iowa swimming and diving team will open the 2019-20 season, hosting Michigan State and Northern Iowa on Thursday and Friday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Thursday's action against the Spartans begins at 6:30 p.m. (CT) and Friday's start time is set for 11 a.m. Admission is free.
• The meet will be streamed live on BTN Plus.
• Live results will be on Meet Mobile and hawkeyesports.com.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• Marc Long is entering his 16th season as the Hawkeyes' head coach. Long has coached 44 All-Americans during his tenure as Iowa's head coach.
• Long was inducted into the National Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019.
• The Hawkeyes return four NCAA qualifiers from the 2018-19 season in senior Hannah Burvill, juniors Anton Hoherz and Jayah Mathews, and sophomore Sam Tamborski.
• Iowa also returns Will Scott and Joe Myhre, who both earned honorable mention All-America honors as sophomores in 2018.
• Iowa has 21 letterwinners returning on the men's team and 17 returning letterwinners on the women's team.