2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Wednesday

Virginia women look to capture conference title for the ninth-straight year


GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving and Men’s Diving Championships begin Wednesday, February 17, and continue through Saturday, February 20, at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Defending ACC Champion Virginia enters the ACC Championship ranked No. 5 in the latest CSCAA poll. The Cavaliers are led by head coach Augie Busch and have won eight consecutive conference titles. Virginia finished 4-0 in conference competition this season.

Tenth-ranked NC State finished 2-1 in ACC regular-season competition. The Wolfpack won the league’s first two titles in 1979 and 1980. 

North Carolina, which is ranked 15th in the latest CSCAA poll, finished with a 2-2 conference record. Louisville is ranked 17th nationally in the latest CSCAA poll. The Cardinals finished the regular season with a 1-1 record in the ACC. 

A live video stream of event finals will be available on ESPN3 on Thursday through Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with Dean Linke handling play-by-play and Warren Perry adding analysis.

There is no charge for admission to the 2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Parking is available for $8 cash for a single day or $16 cash for all four days of competition.

All championship information, including a full event schedule and live results, can be found at the official championship website http://theacc.co/SDchamps. Fans can also get updates by following along on Twitter using #ACCMSD, #ACCWSD and @ACCSwimDive.

The Men’s Swimming Championship will be held one week later from February 24 through February 27, also at the GAC.