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NCAC Weekly Release (2-9-15) - Swimming & Diving

NCAC Weekly Release (2-9-15) - Swimming & Diving

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The NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships will return to the Trumbull Aquatics Center on the campus of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the second year in a row. The nation’s top Division III conference meet begins on Wednesday, February 11th, and runs through Saturday, February 14th.

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The North Coast Athletic Conference has sponsored a Swimming and Diving Championship each year since 1985. The Denison men’s and women’s squads are the six-time defending champions. The Denison men are the only team to defeat Kenyon at the NCAC meet, claiming titles in 1997, and from 2009-2014. The Denison women snapped the Ladies’ 19-year hold on the league crown in 2004, with KC regaining control of the title from 2005-08, leading to DU’s current run of six-straight championships. Overall, Kenyon has won 23 of the 30 NCAC titles contested in both men’s and women’s competition.

The NCAC’s dominance of Division III swimming & diving continued last year as the Kenyon College men’s team won the program’s second-straight and 33rd national championship, defeating conference-foe Denison, 480-472. The NCAC features some of most talented swimmers and divers in the country today, and holds claim to every NCAA men’s national championship since the 1980 season, including Kenyon’s historic streak of 31 straight NCAA titles, followed by Denison’s run of back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012 and finally Kenyon’s return to the top in the past two seasons. The Kenyon women’s squad owns 23 NCAA titles, including a string of 17-straight from 1984-2000, while Denison captured its only national title in the 2001 season.

NCAC swimmers and divers represent 39 states, Washington D.C. and 10 countries. The countries represented are the United States, Australia, Bermuda, Japan, India, Italy, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Zambia.