Tickets for the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships went on sale on Monday. As of Tuesday morning tickets were still available for both the men’s and women’s championships, with all-session passes currently available for $120 for both meets, though those seats are primarily on the corners of the venue off of the swimming competition course. You can find the ticket sales available on the Georgia Tech website.
Both the men’s and women’s meets will take place on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, with the women’s meet running March 16-19, while the men’s meet will take place a week later March 23-26.
In past year’s tickets have sold out well before the start of the meet, and sometimes even before they went on sale to the general public, with the men’s meet tickets being particularly difficult to come by. There will be no spectator capacity limitations at this year’s championships, a dramatic change from a year ago in Greensboro where no spectators, including family, were allowed for the event.
Prior to the opening of tickets to the public, teams are allowed to request tickets, with up to 40 per team treated as priority. Typically, teams sell these tickets to parents of athletes who qualify, but the team tickets can also go to alumni or friends of the program. Requesting or buying tickets early is a gamble, as NCAA invites aren’t finalized until early March, and invites for most athletes are still very much in flux as of January. Since teams are given priority access to tickets, a majority of the “best seats” are purchased by teams before the tickets are available to the general public.
While there are tickets available, most of the seats that are along the 50 meter length of the main competition pool have been sold for both meets. Remaining tickets are mostly at the turn end and above the adjacent diving pool.
Georgia Tech’s McCauley Aquatic Center has a full spectator capacity of 1900 and last hosted the Division I NCAA Championships in 2016, when Georgia Tech hosted both the women’s and men’s championships. The pool was originally constructed for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and is considered one of finest collegiate aquatic centers in the country.