Ohio State to Host 2016 Winter National Championships December 15-21 and 2017 AT&T National Championships July 30-August 13

Ohio State Diving and Student Life’s department of Recreational Sports will host two national championships with USA Diving over the next year. USA Diving announced in Indianapolis that The Ohio State University will host the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships December 15-21 and the 2017 AT&T USA Diving National Championships July 30-August 13 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

Through Student Life Rec Sports, the Ohio State Diving Club and the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion have hosted USA Diving regional, zone and national championships. The last Winter National Championship hosted at Ohio State was in 2014.

The event schedule, qualification criteria and international team selection information pertaining to the winter national championships can be found here. Additional information on the 2017 AT&T National Championships will be available at a later date.

Below is a list of additional USA Diving and USA Swimming events Columbus will host in the near future:

Swimming & Diving Events at
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Date Description
USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior East Nationals Dec. 7-10, 2016 Approximately 800 of the eastern states’ fastest 18 and under swimmers.
USA Diving Winter National Championships Dec. 13-21, 2016 150 of the nation’s top divers will compete for titles and qualify for international events.
Ohio Swimming Junior Olympic Championship March 10-12, 2017 Ohio Swimming’s 14 & Under state championship.
USA Diving Region 5 Meet April 27-30, 2017 Approximately 150 divers compete in first qualification step for Junior Nationals.
USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals at Columbus July 19-22, 2017 Central Zone Section 3 long course championship for swimmers in Lake Erie including Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.
AT&T USA Diving National Championships July 31- Aug. 13, 2017 Approximately 700 of the nation’s best junior and senior divers will compete for various national titles.
USA Swimming Arena Pro Series July 12-15, 2018 Formerly the USA Swimming Grand Prix, this event has the nation’s hottest swimming talent competing for bragging rights, points and prize money.

The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is The Ohio State University’s competitive aquatic facility and consists of two large bodies of water for competition and warm-up/cool-down: the Mike Peppe Natatorium Competition Pool and the Ron O’Brien Diving Well. The Mike Peppe Natatorium Competition Pool is a 10 lane, 50 meter, all-deep water indoor pool. The facility has spectator seating for 1,500 with viewing from both sides of the competition pool.

Featuring America’s best divers, USA Diving is the national governing body for the sport of diving. Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Diving offers diversified programs geared toward the broadest number of diving enthusiasts, from novices to world champions. USA Diving conducts approximately 40 regional and national events annually and is responsible for training and selecting teams that represent the United States at international events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup. For more information, visit www.usadiving.org.

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