GREENSBORO, N.C. – The McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech will play host to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday. Preliminary events begin each day at 10 a.m., with finals held at 6 p.m.
The ACC will be well represented at this year’s championship, with 60 individuals and 24 relay squads having qualified for the event from 10 different league programs.
Four ACC teams are ranked in the CSCAA Poll entering the championship. Fresh off its ACC Championship, Virginia sits at No. 5 in the country and is followed by No. 10 NC State, No. 15 North Carolina, and No. 17 Louisville.
Two ACC swimmers enter the meet as defending champions in multiple events. Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell won the 100 and 200 butterfly titles last year, while Virginia’s Leah Smith was victorious in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle. In the team standings last season, seven ACC teams finished in the top 25, led by No. 5 Virginia and No. 6 Louisville.
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.
Competition will begin Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET with the 800 free relay. Live results can be followed at http://bit.ly/2524O9r. Additionally, fans can watch the action for Wednesday, Thursday and prelims Friday and Saturday at www.atlantaswimming.com/Webcast. Friday and Saturday’s finals will be streamed live on ESPN3.