CHAPEL HILL–North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships in all classifications of swimming and diving are set for the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
The NCHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships are scheduled for this week, with different classifications on each day. The championships will kick off on Thursday with the 1-A/2-A event, followed on Friday by the 4-A championships and then conclude on Saturday with the 3-A competition, all at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
Swimming will commence each day with preliminaries starting after the coaches’ meeting, which is scheduled to end at around 8:45 am. Finals are slated to begin at 5:00 pm each day.
The diving for all classifications will occur at Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh. Diving competition will start on Wednesday with the 1-A/2-A divers, with warm-ups beginning at 2 p.m. and competition at 2:45.
The 4-A diving competition is Thursday, with all warm-ups starting at 1 pm and competition 45 minutes later. The 3-A divers will compete on Friday, with warm-ups starting at 1:00 and then competition 45 minutes later.
In men’s swimming and diving, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons has earned the last four 3-A men’s state titles and six in a row over two classifications. Carrboro was the three-time defending state 1-A/2-A champion entering last year’s event, and North Carolina School of Science and Math snapped the Jaguar streak of state titles.
Cary Green Hope is the defending 4-A men’s champ, ending a streak by Charlotte Providence at three in a row in the 2013 championship.
Last year Cornelius W.A. Hough captured the 4-A women’s state championship for the second consecutive year. Charlotte Catholic won its eighth consecutive 3-A women’s state title in 2013 and has earned 12 consecutive NCHSAA titles in two different classifications. Raleigh Charter is the three-time defending 1-A/2-A women’s state champion.
The Raleigh Sports Consortium is the primary host sponsor for the championships in Wake County.