Knoxville to hold three national meets in 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Knoxville, Tenn., will be the center of the diving community in the summer of 2014, with three national-level competitions during August.

The University of Tennessee and the Allan Jones Aquatic Center will host approximately 600 of the nation’s top young divers in the USA Diving Age Group National Championships from July 31-August 2 and the USA Diving Junior National Championships from August 4-9.

The diving events will culminate with the AT&T National Diving Championships from August 12-17. One of the premier diving events held each year, the AT&T Nationals is expected to draw approximately 100 of the nation’s best divers.

Knoxville has successfully hosted several large-scale USA Diving events in recent years, including the 2011 Age Group and Junior National Championships, the 2012 Winter National Championships and the 2011 Junior East National Championships.

Hotel rooms for all three events can be booked by using the following links:

2014 Age Group & Junior National Championships
http://www.t3travel.com/booking/events/2014-age-group-national-championships/

2014 AT&T National Championships
http://www.t3travel.com/booking/events/2014-at-t-senior-national-championships/

The trend of having the junior and senior nationals in the same venue will continue into 2015 and beyond – as was recently passed at the 2013 USA Diving Annual Meeting.

Beginning in 2015, the Junior and Senior Nationals will be a combined event at the same venue to benefit divers, coaches and families as it would cut down on costs and travel time. This format has proved to be a positive for divers and coaches who were involved in both events as they were able to continue training instead of travelling to another city and acclimating to a new facility. The new format also hopes to provide junior athletes and coaches the opportunity to be on deck with experienced senior athletes and coaches to raise the education opportunities and the level of competition at our national events.

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