UT hosting SEC swimming championships

By BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer
Posted 2/17/17

The SEC swimming and diving championships are underway at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

Competition can be seen on the SEC Network+ streaming video …

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UT hosting SEC swimming championships

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The SEC swimming and diving championships are underway at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

Competition can be seen on the SEC Network+ streaming video website.

Friday’s competition includes the Women's Platform Preliminaries, men’s and women’s Swimming & Diving Finals, 200 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breaststroke, Women's Platform, and the 400 Medley Relay.

Saturday’s competition includes men’s and women’s swimming preliminaries, 200 Back, 100 Free, and 200 Breast.

The men’s and women’s finals begin that same evening at 6 p.m. with 1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, Men's Platform, and the 400 Free Relay.

Real-time results are also available at http://www.jonesaquaticcenter.com/livestats/.

This is the first time the center has been used to host the championships.

Completed in 2008 at a cost of more than $24 million, the center is one of the nation’s premier facilities for swimming and diving.

The state-of-the-art facility boasts a full-size 50-meter competition pool, a separate competition diving well, a strength training center, sports medicine facility and high-tech team room.

A separate competition diving well is slated to feature five platforms with heights varying from one to ten meters.

Other amenities include permanent seating for 1,800 spectators with a spacious deck area to accommodate up to 2,000 additional individuals, teams and other personnel comfortably during meets.

The center is located next to the Student Aquatic Center, which served as Tennessee's previous home pool.

With the new facility, Tennessee now has two indoor 50-meter pools, two indoor diving wells and an outdoor 50-meter pool with a diving well. These facilities com-bine to give Tennessee one of the top aquatic centers in the country.

The complex gives UT three aquatics facilities in a two-block area.

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