NCAA Opens Bid Portal For Championship Hosts; Swimming Up For 2023-2026

The NCAA has launched a championships bid portal for prospective host sites to bid for future NCAA Championship events, including swimming & diving championships.

The bid portal opens just about a week before the 2019 NCAA Host Bid Symposium, which will take place on September 18 in Indianapolis. You can see the bid specifications and find links to the symposium and the portal here. The site also lists host bid specifics for swimming & diving:

Per those specifications, the NCAA is accepting bids for swimming & diving championships in the following years:

  • Division I men: 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026
  • Division I women: 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026
  • Division II men/women: 2023, 2024, 2026
  • Division III men/women: 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026

As of now, Division I hosts are as follows for the next three seasons:

  • 2020 Women’s NCAAs: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • 2020 Men’s NCAAs: IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2021 Women’s NCAAs: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
  • 2021 Men’s NCAAs: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 2022 Women’s NCAAs: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • 2022 Men’s NCAAs: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

Currently, only a handful of schools have hosted the Division I NCAA Championships more than five times. The table below is up to date through 2019, but does not yet include the scheduled hosts for the next three years.

Venue Total DI Meets Men’s Meets Women’s Meets
IUPUI (Indianapolis) 20 11 9
University of Texas (Austin) 15 8 7
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) 11 7 4
Yale University (New Haven) 7 7 0
Ohio State (Columbus) 7 5 2
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) 6 5 1

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Wonder if Indiana, Arizona State and NC State will all press “Submit” thinking it’s the transfer portal…




Has NC State had a lot of transfers??


Four in the past year


Names ??


I hope Wisconsin bids since their new pool is almost complete.


Absolutely! I think they would get pretty decent crowds, Madison is a great swimming city

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