Posts Tagged ‘Indiana University Natatorium’

NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships

February 8, 2014 Leave a comment
IU Natatorium at IUPUI

IU Natatorium at IUPUI. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corp.

Many of the nation’s best collegiate swimmers and divers will vie for national championships in Indianapolis March 19-22, 2014. All-session tickets for the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, to be contested at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI campus, will be available to the general public beginning today, Saturday, February 8.

All-session tickets can be purchased through or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are $65 (Reserved) or $50 (General Admission) depending on seat location and include each of the eight sessions over four days of competition. Youth, student and senior citizen pricing is available ($25) for general admission bleacher seats.

Beginning March 9, all remaining seats will be made available as single-session tickets through

The community and facility are no strangers to the NCAA championships. Since 1983, NCAA swimming and diving championships have been hosted at the IU Natatorium 21 times, which is more than any other venue across the nation. It is also the largest indoor swimming venue in the country and can seat approximately 4,700 fans.

Franklin College is the NCAA host institution for the championships. Indiana Sports Corp and Indiana Swimming manage the local organizing committee for NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship events in Indianapolis.

Other NCAA championship events scheduled for central Indiana in the coming months include the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium, and the 2014 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at the Indianapolis Rowing Center.

For more information on the 2014 NCAA championships, please visit

Upcoming NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship Schedule
Events to be contested at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis

March 19-22, 2014
Division III, Franklin College (NCAA host institution)

March 10-14, 2015
Division II, University of Indianapolis (NCAA host institution)

March 8-12, 2016
Division II, University of Indianapolis (NCAA host institution)

March 16-18, 2017
Women’s Division I, IUPUI (NCAA host institution)

March 23-25, 2017
Men’s Division I, IUPUI (NCAA host institution)

March 21-24, 2018
Division III, Franklin College (NCAA host institution)

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 2015, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit

Indianapolis to Host 2016 US Olympic Team Trials in Diving

November 26, 2013 Leave a comment
IU Natatorium at IUPUI

IU Natatorium at IUPUI. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corp.

USA Diving, in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee, has announced that Indianapolis has been selected to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving.

The Trials will be held at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI and will determine the divers who will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 100 of the nation’s best divers are expected to vie for spots on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. The event will take place over the course of eight days in June 2016, with final competition dates to be confirmed. Pending U.S. qualification, competition will be conducted for both men and women in individual and synchronized 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform.

Indianapolis previously hosted the Trials in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2008. USA Diving will partner with Indiana Sports Corp on the 2016 event.

“We’re excited to bring the Trials back to Indianapolis. The city has such a rich tradition in diving history, and we’re thrilled to continue that in 2016,” said Linda Paul, President and CEO of USA Diving. “We were very impressed with the spirit, vision and commitment the city presented in its bid. We look forward to a great partnership with Indianapolis and the local organizing committee to create a spectacular experience for the athletes, coaches, fans and community.”

Indianapolis was selected following a three-month process that included site visits to six potential host cities before the field was narrowed down to two finalists: Indianapolis and Atlanta. Follow-up site visits were conducted with the two finalist cities, and all information was evaluated before making a final recommendation to the Board of Directors and the USOC.

“Our community is honored to be chosen as the home for the 2016 Trials,” said Allison Melangton, Indiana Sports Corp president. “The bid we put forward was truly one based on how our entire community would embrace the sport of diving and these Olympic Trials. Landing a marquee event such as this is not possible without community support and great partners like the City of Indianapolis, State of Indiana, Indiana University, Visit Indy, and others. We are excited to work with our friends at USA Diving to create a magnificent event for these elite athletes, fans, and a national television audience.”

USA Diving is coming off its most successful Olympic Games in 24 years, having won four medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London a year ago. Nearly 125 divers competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving, which received 14 hours of live and taped television coverage on NBC and NBC Sports. Similar coverage is expected for 2016.

With the help of Indiana Sports Corp, USA Diving also will expand and enhance the AT&T H20 Zone, the fan experience area that debuted at the 2008 Trials in Indianapolis and continued at the 2012 Trials.

For more information, visit, or call 317-237-5000.