• GEORGIA TECH AQUATIC CENTER

    NATION’S BEST FACILITIES

    THE HOME OF THE YELLOW JACKET SWIMMING & DIVING PROGRAM IS THE GEORGIA TECH AQUATIC CENTER (GTAC), LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF CAMPUS.

    The facility was the site of all swimming, diving and synchronized swimming competition during the Centennial Olympic Games in the summer of 1996.

    The GTAA provides the Yellow Jackets with a world-class venue for aquatic sports and serves as an important element of the physical legacy of the Games, enhancing the activities Georgia Tech can offer its students for years to come.

    The 1,900-seat main stadium contains a competition pool and dive pool.

    The competition pool is 50 meters by 10 lanes, with two movable bulkheads so that courses can be set up for 25 yards, 25 meters or 30 meters for water polo. It also features a movable floor which can be set from zero depth to seven feet, eight inches.

    The dive pool features one- and three-meter springboards plus one-, three-, five-, seven-and-a half- and 10-meter platforms, as well as a Spargar system that sends a mass of bubbles from the bottom of the tank to ease entry into the water.

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    SWIMMING FACTS


      • TECH’S EVAN STOWERS TALLIED THE HIGHEST DIVER FINISH IN SCHOOL HISTORY AT THE 2006 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, TALLYING A SEVENTH-PLACE FINISH ON THE PLATFORM TO GARNER ALL-AMERICA HONORS.

     

      • TECH HELD ITS FIRST MEET IN THE AQUATIC CENTER ON OCT. 5, 1995, HOSTING EMORY.

     

    • THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURNED TO THE AQUATIC CENTER IN 2011 WHERE TECH BROKE EIGHT SCHOOL RECORDS.

     

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