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GA Tech To Host 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship

The Midtown school is set to play host to the NCAA national championship for a second time after first hosting it in 2006.

The Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, which was originally constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics and remains one of the nation’s premier aquatic venues. Courtesy Atlanta Sports Council
The Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, which was originally constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics and remains one of the nation’s premier aquatic venues. Courtesy Atlanta Sports Council
Patch Staff Report

The Georgia Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council, has been selected to host the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship in 2016.

The Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, which was originally constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics and remains one of the nation’s premier aquatic venues, will stage the NCAA’s pinnacle event for the second time after first hosting it in 2006.

“We are extremely excited to be the host of the 2016 NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships, it is truly one of the most exciting team events in college sports," said Georgia Tech’s Director of Campus Recreation Michael Edwards in a press release. "It will be a wonderful event for Georgia Tech and the City of Atlanta."

In addition to the 2016 NCAA Championship, Georgia Tech is set to host both the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming & Diving Championship and the NCAA Zone Diving Championship in 2015.

Information in this story was provided by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Sports Council and was edited for publication.

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