Women's Swimming and Diving preview: American Short Course Championships
WHAT: American Short Course Championships, a meet featuring professional, college and club swimmers from around the nation; the meet serves as one of the last opportunities for collegiate swimmers to earn their NCAA automatic- and provisional-qualifying cuts. The women's meet features world champion Kate Ziegler, who holds American records in the 500-yard freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1000-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle, as well as 2004 Olympic gold medalist Kirsty Coventry. Ziegler will represent Team USA next month at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Former Longhorns such as Tanica Jamison and Elizabeth Wycliffe also are scheduled to compete.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 24; preliminary rounds begin at 9:30 a.m. Central with finals beginning at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center - Austin, Texas
TICKETS: For Adults: all-session passes cost $25 on Thursday, $18 on Friday and $10 on Saturday; for students with ID, children ages 3-12 and seniors over 55, all-session passes sell for $20 on Thursday, $13 on Friday and $8 on Saturday. Single-session passes are $5 for adults and $4 for students with ID, children aged 3-12 and seniors over age 55.
Tickets may be purchased at the Longhorn Aquatics store, located on the second level of the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, through Wednesday, Feb. 21. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 22, tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth in the main upper-level entrance beginning one hour before the start of the scheduled meet session. Media representatives interested in obtaining press credentials should contact meet director Debbie Norval at email@example.com.