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2012 Spring Nationals
April 26-29, 2012
Congratulations to all participants for an excellent national championship meet, and many thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make this possible. The final results of the meet are now available, as well as the video gallery containing our daily recap videos from the meet, the combined, men's and women's team scores, and the list of USMS records broken at the meet
As USMS National Championships grew through the years, the meet literally outgrew our facilities in North Carolina---until now. After a 20-year hiatus, the 2012 USMS Spring Nationals finally return to our state where they will be held in the country’s newest major aquatic center, the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC).
The 80,000 square foot, 2500-seat state-of-the art Greensboro Aquatic Center features three pools including a 50-meter double-bulkhead competition pool, full diving well and tower, and instructional pool. Spring Nationals are expected to be run in two adjacent 10-lane courses in the competition pool. The competition pool is very fast, over 9’ deep throughout. The diving well and instructional pool provide an additional 12 lanes of warmup and warmdown space.
Ribbon-cutting for the GAC was August 25, 2011. After a series of Grand Opening activities, the GAC welcomed its first official event—the 2011 US Masters Swimming High Performance Camp. A total of 25 participants (including swimmers and coaches) from across the country got to “test drive” the GAC. All gave the venue rave reviews and indicate they will be back (together with a number of their teammates, of course!) for a major dose of fast swimming and Southern hospitality next April for the 2012 USMS Spring Nationals.
The GAC is part of the nationally-renowned Greensboro Coliseum Complex, a multi-faceted sports and entertainment complex that includes the country’s largest arena, a 3000-seat mini-arena, exhibit space, an amphitheater, and the new ACC Hall of Champions. The adjacent hospitality and meeting space of the Coliseum Complex will enhance the Spring Nationals by adding attractive vendor, awards, registration, and support space.
The new venue, adjoining entertainment complex, and nearby hotels (see below) are ready for our Spring Nationals participants and guests. Our goal is to host North Carolina’s most fun, best attended and well-regarded Masters Nationals ever -- and we want you to come enjoy the best possible national championships experience!