One conference championship will now be two, as the University Athletic Association, in an ongoing battle with monstrous travel delays into Atlanta, has decided that it will host a “satellite conference championship” at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The original meet hosts, Emory, will continue to host their meet in Atlanta for those who can get through to that airport, which is one of the busiest in the country. However, other schools will travel to Cleveland (either by flight or by drive), including Case Western Reserve, the University of Rochester, and the University of Chicago (with more schools possibly joining that group).
We will continue to update this story as we receive more information. The results from the two sites will be combined into one formal results list, with both meets being run as two day events (the Case Western meet is slated to be Saturday-Sunday now, and at last announcement on Tuesday, the Emory site will continue to be Friday-Saturday. This is a situation in flux, though, so stay tuned for more updates.
Fortunately, the Case Western Reserve Veale natatorium is certainly adequate for hosting this meet; it has an 8-lane 40-yard pool that is 7-feet deep in the competition end and has a 500-seat elevated spectator area.
There are 8 programs that sponsor swimming in the UAA.