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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today that the Greensboro Aquatic Center has been selected as the site for the 2013, 2014 and 2016 ACC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.
"The Atlantic Coast Conference has a special relationship with the City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "Bringing the ACC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships to this tremendous facility will provide our student-athletes with an opportunity to compete in one of the top aquatic venues in the southeast. The City of Greensboro and specifically the Coliseum Complex staff, Tournament Host Committee, Greensboro Sports Commission, Greensboro Sports Council and Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau continue to go to unprecedented lengths to make everyone associated with our events - officials, athletes, sponsors, media and patrons - feel welcome, and we appreciate the excellent hospitality they provide."
The 2012 ACC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships are scheduled to be held at Virginia Tech. The ACC Women's Swimming and Men's and Women's Diving Championships are February 15-18 while the Men's Swimming and Diving Championships is from February 22-25.
The 2013 Championships will run February 20-23 and February 27-March 2. The 2015 ACC Championships will be held in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
In addition to the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex will serve as the host site for the 2012-15 ACC Women's Basketball Tournaments and the 2013-15 ACC Men's Basketball Tournaments.
The state-of-the-art Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) opened in August of 2011, and is located on the grounds of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The 78,323 square-foot facility includes three bodies of water (competition pool, warm-up pool and diving well) and a seating capacity of more than 2,500.
"When the Greensboro Aquatic Center was conceived, one of the very first objectives was to have this new state-of-the-art facility serve as the 'home' for ACC Swimming & Diving Championships," said Greensboro Coliseum Complex managing director Matt Brown. "The City of Greensboro and the Coliseum Complex have a long and storied tradition of hosting ACC Championship events and hosting these swimming & diving championships will only add to that tradition. We are confident our level of hospitality and service, combined with this first-class facility, will ensure the ACC will want to keep these championships here in 'Tournament Town' for years to come."
About the Atlantic Coast Conference:
The Atlantic Coast Conference is now in its 59th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league's inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 122 national championships, including 65 in women's competition and 57 in men's. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 140 times in men's competition and 99 times in women's action. For more information, visit www.theACC.com.
About Greensboro Aquatic Center:
The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) is a state-of-the-art facility featuring leading edge concepts in aquatic design. The GAC brings together all major aquatic sports- competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports - all in one venue. The GAC fully meets NCAA and FINA standards and offers Greensboro the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, Master's swimming and U.S. Water Polo events as well as myriad local, regional, national and international competitions. This multi-purpose facility also serves local citizens through its diverse programming, including therapeutic rehabilitation and "Learn to Swim" classes in conjunction with the Guilford County School system and other instructional organizations. For more information please visit www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com.
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