WAC reinstates men’s swimming and diving

The Western Athletic Conference announced Thursday it will be adding men’s swimming and diving for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

The WAC already has three schools that have the sport — Seattle University, California State University-Bakersfield and Grand Canyon. Joining them will be affiliate members Air Force, UNLV, North Dakota and Wyoming. That will give the conference seven teams for the new season. North Dakota already has a women’s program.

“We are excited about the reinstatement of men’s swimming and diving to the Western Athletic Conference,” said Jeff Hurd, WAC interim commissioner. “We look forward to one of our original sports returning to the WAC and watching these teams work toward winning a conference championship.”

The WAC championship meet will be Feb. 26-March 1 at Palo Alto College Aquatic Center in San Antonio and it will be combined with the women’s programs.