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USA Diving has chosen Indianapolis as the host for the 2015 Winter National Championships. More than 125 of the nation's top divers are expected to take part in the event at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.
December 15, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. -- USA Diving will hold its 2015 Winter National Championships in Indianapolis, with competition taking place at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. The meet will be held December 15-20, 2015.
The Natatorium had previously been selected to serve as the host site of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving. USA Diving will partner with Indiana Sports Corp on both events. Indianapolis also hosted the Trials in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2008.
"The 2015 Winter National Championships will be an extremely important competition for USA Diving as we continue our preparations for Rio 2016. We are thrilled to partner with Indiana Sports Corp in bringing the event to Indianapolis," said USA Diving President and CEO Linda Paul. "Having the Winter Nationals in Indianapolis will allow our athletes an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the venue in advance of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials."
"Our community is excited to host yet another USA Diving marquee event in the country's most celebrated aquatics facility," said Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn. "The opportunity to partner with Indianapolis-based USA Diving and bring elite Olympic hopefuls and their fans to Indiana is very exciting to Indiana Sports Corp and our community."
The USA Diving Winter National Championships regularly draw more than 125 of the nation's top divers as 10 national titles are awarded throughout the championships. The 2015 Winter National Championships will be of particular importance as the meet will double as the U.S. selection trials for the 2016 FINA World Cup. The World Cup, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, marks the final opportunity for countries to earn their qualifying spots into the 2016 Olympic Games.
The 2014 USA Diving Winter National Championships begin Tuesday, December 16 and run through December 21 in Columbus, Ohio.
About USA Diving: 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 the novice to the world champion. 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 additional information please call (317) 237-5252 or visit www.usadiving.org.
Indiana Sports Corp's mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2021, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving, and much more. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org. Follow on Twitter at @IndSportsCorp.
Source: Indiana Sports Corp.