North Texas Swimming & Diving Fan Guide
The Mean Green swimming and diving team embark on their 2012-13 season beginning on September 21 with the Green & White Meet, held at the Pohl Recreation Center and PEB Natatorium.
This season's schedule is heavily tilted towards regional opponents and events. Of the 13 events on the schedule, nine are in Texas and three more are in Louisiana or Arkansas.
Texas-Flavored Home Schedule
North Texas opens with two home meets, the Green & White Meet on September 21 and the Alumnae Meet on September 22. The team has its first home dual meet on November 2 against Rice, followed by a meet with SMU and Houston on January 16 and a dual meet with Texas A&M on February 1.
Sun Belt Championships
In their final season in the Sun Belt before departing for Conference USA, the Mean Green will again host the Sun Belt Conference Championships February 27-March 3.
The event will be held at the outstanding swimming and diving facilities in Rockwall, as it was last year.
Admission to home swimming and diving events is free, and the meets are open to the public.
A new scoreboard and state-of-the-art timing system is being installed at the Mean Green's swimming venue in the Pohl Recreation Center in August, in time to be used in the season-opening meets. The timing system is by Daktronics, which provides scoreboards and timing for a number of North Texas athletic venues.
North Texas Interactive Athletics Map
If you've never been to the Pohl Recreation Center and PEB Natatorium or if you just want to explore the Mean Green's athletic facilities, visit our online interactive map. The North Texas Interative Athletics Map features all of the Mean Green facilities, from game venues to residence and support centers, and has a page dedicated to each facility, with photos and descriptions.
Meet Coach Dykstra
In five seasons at North Texas, Joe Dykstra has turned the Mean Green swimming and diving team into a major contender in the Sun Belt Conference and consistenly ranked in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major poll.
In 2010-11, Dykstra led the Mean Green to its third straight third-place finish in the Sun Belt, matching its best finish in the meet. North Texas finished the year ranked 20th in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major poll. A school record nine student-athletes made an NCAA Consideration cut in swimming, diving, or as part of a relay, and multiple divers competed at the NCAA Zone Meet for the first time in program history.
In 2009-10, North Texas won nine meets, placed third at the Sun Belt Championships, and earned a final ranking of No. 16 in the CollegeSwimming.com mid-major poll. In addition, a school-record 13 swimmers achieved All-Sun Belt Conference honors. The Mean Green assaulted the school record book, breaking 11 records.
MeanGreenSports.com, the official website of the North Texas Athletic Department, covers the swimming and diving team throughout the season. There's no better source for Mean Green swimming and diving information, including:
Mean Green On Twitter And Facebook
Twitter and Facebook are great sources of up-to-the-minute news and results of North Texas athletics. A steady stream of scores and notes are posted on Twitter @meangreensports. Click here for a list of all the Mean Green Twitter and Facebook pages.
Mean Green Spirit And Traditions
The spirit of the Mean Green is prevalent throughout the University of North Texas but never more so than during Mean Green sports events. Participate and enjoy these Mean Green game-day rituals.