NCAA Announces Championship Host Cities From 2023-2026

The NCAA announced Wednesday the host cities of all of its championship competitions from 2023 through 2026, including the sites for men’s and women’s swimming & diving in all three divisions.

In Division I, the men’s championship meet will be hosted by the University of Minnesota in 2023 and   Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2024, while both the men’s and women’s championships will take place in Federal Way in 2025, hosted by Washington State, and Georgia Tech in 2026.

Tennessee will host the women’s competition in 2023, and 2024’s edition will be held at the University of Georgia.

The men’s 2020 meet, which was ultimately cancelled, was slated to take place in Indiana, which now shifts to 2024. 2021 was supposed to be at the University of Iowa, though the NCAA is exploring other options after the school cut their swimming & diving programs. Greensboro is reportedly the frontrunner as a replacement. 2022 will be at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Future NCAA Division I Championship Hosts – Men

  • March 24-27, 2021, Iowa City, Iowa – University of Iowa (seating for 1,200 spectators) – though it could reportedly change to Greensboro
  • March 23-26, 2022, Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Tech (seating for 1,900 spectators)
  • 2023, Minneapolis, Minnesota – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center (seating for 2,546 spectators)
  • 2024, Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis – IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI (4,700 seating capacity, reduced for NCAA Championships)
  • 2025, Federal Way, Washington – Washington State University – Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center (seating for 2,500 spectators)
  • 2026, Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Tech – McAuley Aquatic Center (seating for 1,900 spectators)

The 2020 women’s Division I Championships were supposed to be in Athens at the University of Georgia, which now takes over 2024 duties. This season’s host will be Greensboro, and Georgia Tech will be the site for 2022.

Future NCAA Division I Championship Hosts – Women

  • March 17-20, 2021, Greensboro, North Carolina – Greensboro Aquatic Center (NC State co-host) (permanent spectator seating for 1,848, bleacher seating for 652)
  • March 16-19, 2022, Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Tech (seating for 1,900 spectators)
  • 2023, Knoxville, Tennessee – University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Allan Jones Aquatic Center (seating for 1,284 spectators)
  • 2024, Athens, Georgia – University of Georgia – Ramsey Center (seating for *close to* 2,000 spectators)
  • 2025, Federal Way, Washington – Washington State University – Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center (seating for 2,500 spectators)
  • 2026, Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Tech – McAuley Aquatic Center (seating for 1,900 spectators)

You can find the future sites for both the Division II and Division III NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships below. 2020’s Division II meet was midway through when it got cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Geneva, Ohio, while Division III was slated for Greensboro in 2020. Both will host again in the near future.

NCAA Division II Men’s & Women’s Championship Sites

  • March 8-13, 2021, Birmingham, Alabama – Birmingham CrossPlex
  • March 9-12, 2022 Greensboro, North Carolina – Greensboro Aquatic Center
  • 2023: Indianapolis, Indiana – University of Indianapolis
  • 2024: Geneva, Ohio – Lake Erie College
  • 2025: Indianapolis, Indiana – University of Indianapolis
  • 2026: Evansville, Indiana – University of Southern Indiana

NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Championship Sites

  • March 17-21, 2021: Federal Way, Washington – Pacific Lutheran University
  • 2022: Indianapolis, Indiana – Franklin College
  • 2023: Greensboro, North Carolina – Old Dominion Athletic Conference
  • 2024: Greensboro, North Carolina – Old Dominion Athletic Conference
  • 2025: Greensboro, North Carolina – Old Dominion Athletic Conference
  • 2026: Indianapolis, Indiana – Franklin College

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Daniel Jablonski
8 days ago

Washington State? First time I’m hearing that this place has a big pool

JP input is too short
Reply to  Daniel Jablonski
8 days ago

Probably at the Federal Way pool that hosts all sorts of big meets. It doesn’t have to be your school’s pool for you to be a host. I think my freshman year NCAAs was at Mizzou but Missouri S&T and Drury were co-hosts. If I remember right.

olde coach
Reply to  JP input is too short
8 days ago

JP is correct. Cougars will just be the host school

NC Fan
Reply to  olde coach
8 days ago

And I thought NC State being 80 miles from Greensboro was long for a host, but a 300 mile trek from almost Idaho to Seattle takes the cake. That’s like UNC hosting at Maryland.

Admin
Reply to  JP input is too short
8 days ago

This is correct. We got excited for a new Wazzu pool too…but it’s King County Aquatic Center. Seattle U often was the names host for prior events there. Washington State is across the state from there but is the lone Power 5 swim program in the state.

NC State, for example, is usually the host team at GAC.

SoCal Swammer
8 days ago

Why does IUPUI reduce their seating capacity for NC’s? There was a huge issue with UT not having tickets for the general public so one would assume that they’d want to offer as many seats as they have. I understand the seating capacity at IUPUI is higher than Texas but I’m still curious

PsychoDad
8 days ago

Phew, thank God no Austin. Last two times Cal beat us in Austin. Texas won all 4 in between, away from Austin.
Somehow Horns get better (mentally ?) prepared for away championships. I have to admit I enjoyed much more Iowa City and Atlanta meets.
Last 10 champs: Texas won 5, Cal 4 and Michigan 1.
Hook’em!

Wethorn
Reply to  PsychoDad
7 days ago

Eddie has hated hosting since at least 87.

1001pools
Reply to  Wethorn
7 days ago

Agreed. There’s no such thing as a home pool advantage, even when you have the best pool.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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