By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications & Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 38th Annual Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championship begins competition Wednesday, February 28, at the Columbus Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ga. This is the third-straight season the National Championship has been held in Columbus, Ga.
Slated for an 11 a.m. EST start on Wednesday, the 800-yard freestyle relay in a timed field will kick off the event. The National Championship continues throughout the week, with the preliminaries beginning at 9 a.m. EST and finals starting at 5 p.m. EST each evening.
Twenty-nine programs will compete in the open field this year with a chance to make their mark in NAIA Swimming & Diving history. Last season saw the Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) women claim their first red banner. Oklahoma Baptist was the last team to win multiple championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
SCAD Savannah (Ga.) enters the championship as the No. 1-ranked program in Women’s Swimming & Diving. The Bees have six different athletes that are in the top five of the top times in a combined nine different events.
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