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Press Release: Olympic contenders compete March 27-29 at 2008 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way

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Source: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Attachment.ashx?id=810 (PDF)

Olympic contenders compete March 27-29 at 2008 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way
Leading male contenders for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics will compete at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships to be held March 27-29, 2008 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

"There’s real buzz in the swim community," says Skip Foster, chair of the NCAA Division I swimming and diving committee. "Outside the Olympics, this is the fastest and most exciting meet in the world."

At last year’s event, swimmers broke nine previously held NCAA records. Men’s swim teams from colleges and universities around the nation, including the powerhouse teams of Auburn, Stanford and the University of Texas, will travel to Federal Way to participate in the event. Nearly one-third of the 2,500-seat facility has been pre-sold.

The Seattle Sports Commission, the University of Washington, and Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center joined forces this year to bring this premiere event to the Pacific Northwest region - a first for the area since the competition debuted in 1924. The championships will consist of two sessions daily, with qualifying heats starting in the afternoon followed by finals in the evening.

Three-day passes are on sale now. Individual tickets sales will be announced at a later date. To purchase, visit Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/ncaaswimanddive08 or call 206-628-0888.

The Seattle Sports Commission (SCC) promotes, attracts, and develops sports and recreational events to enhance economic prosperity in the Puget Sound region. The SCC’s vision for Seattle is to be recognized as a featured sports destination and a premier host of national sporting events.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 7, 2008
MEDIA CONTACT -- Nate Silverman, 253.461.5844, nsilverman@seattlesports.org

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