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February 2014

NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships

OCCC Aquatic Center
March 5-8

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) athletes, coaches and fans will return to the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Aquatic Center next month as the college hosts, for the third consecutive year the 2014 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships.

The 58th annual men’s and 34rd annual women’s NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships will be held March 5-8. This event attracts approximately 350 top NAIA swimmers to Oklahoma City each year.

Events will kick off Wednesday, March 5 with preliminaries and finals in the women’s one-meter and men’s three-meter springboard diving competitions beginning at 11 a.m. Starting Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, the preliminary swimming and diving events will begin at 10 a.m.; the finals will begin at 6 p.m. A schedule of events can be found at www.occc.edu/naia. The Parade of Champions and Senior Recognition will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the start of finals. Award finals will be presented at 9 p.m. on Saturday; awards will be presented in the following categories:

• Female Swimmer of the Year
• Male Swimmer of the Year
• Female Swim of the Meet
• Male Swim of the Meet
• Female Diver of the Year
• Male Diver of the Year
• Men’s Coach of the Year
• Women’s Coach of the Year
• Men’s Team Runner Up
• Men’s Team Champion
• Women’s Team Runner Up
• Women’s Team Champion

The OCCC Aquatic Center made its debut 24 years ago when the 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival was held in Oklahoma City. The facility remains a premier competitive natatorium in the state and region hosting numerous state, regional and national competitions.

In addition to the 50-meter competition pool, the facility features a separate diving well equipped with two one-meter springboards, two three-meter springboards and platforms at five, seven and ten meters.

To learn more, or to watch the event live, visit www.occc.edu/naia. Follow the 2014 competition at OCCC on Twitter at #NAIASWIM. For more information about the OCCC Aquatic Center, please contact the OCCC recreation and fitness department at ext. 7860, or visit www.occc.edu/rf/aquatic.html.

 

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