ATHENS, Ga. - The UNC Asheville women's swimming team will take part in the 2013 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships that will be held at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the University of Georgia staring Thursday and lasting through Saturday.


The Bulldogs are one of 13 teams competing in the championships. Elizabeth Lykins, Asheville's first-year coach, will bring her eight-person team to the meet. The Blue & White are 3-6 in dual meets on the season and have performed extremely well in its first year back as a varsity program. This season marks the return of competitive swimming at UNC Asheville for the first time in 36 years.


"These eight ladies have worked incredibly hard in this inaugural season," stated Lykins. "We are excited to see all the hard work pay off and look forward to our first CCSA Championship."


Action will begin each day at 10 a.m. Live video-streaming of the meet can be found at