The Evansville Regional Sports Commission has announced that the 11th Annual Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships will return to Evansville, Indiana. This marks the second year the event has been held in the city.

The Evansville Regional Sports Commission is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit with the mission of enhancing Southwestern Indiana’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of high profile, signature sporting events. The Evansville Regional Sports Corporation represents the area as a premiere sports events destination at industry trade shows and is in constant communication with event organizers and governing bodies promoting Evansville...The Evansville Regional Sports Corporation is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Evansville area through the events we bring to the community such as Youth Clinics.

GLVC Returns to Evansville, Indiana

GLVC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships will be held at the Deaconess Aquatic Center a two-story, state-of-the-art facility first opened in August of 2021. Located across from Evansville's Historic Bosse Field, the $30 million facility is home to both competitive and recreational swimming and diving. The Lilly King Competition Pool will house the GLVC Mens & Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in 2024, as well as the NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving National Championships taking place in 2026.

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The Lilly King Competition Pool is a stretch 50-meter pool, named after Evansville’s very own, wherein swimming and diving can occur at the same time. The 50-meter pool can be converted to accommodate various levels of competition. The pool temperature can be monitored through a sensor in the chemical control system as well as handheld thermometers. The pool AHU dehumidification units include temperature, hum, and water sensors. Remote panels located in the janitor’s room display settings in addition to the web-based Building Management System.

Student-Athletes from Indiana, Illinois & Missouri Will Participate

The Great Lakes Valley Conference is a "premier NCAA Division II conference." With 13 member institutions from Illinois, Indiana, & Missouri, the GLVC is made up of 8,000 student-athletes, 64,000 students, and 600,000 alumni.

Founded in 1978, the GLVC has grown to sponsor 24 Conference championships and is among the nation’s elite in academic and athletic success. GLVC schools have captured 20 NCAA Division II national championships, including 11 on the men’s side – seven of which are in basketball – and the most recent coming for University of Indianapolis women’s lacrosse in 2022.

Twenty-One Teams Set to Compete

Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships will bring approximately 450 student-athletes to Evansville to compete with eleven men's teams and ten women's teams.

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Schedule of Events

The 11th Annual Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships will take place February 6 - 10, 2024, and will kick off with a men's and women's 800 free relay.

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 PM: Swim & Dive – Tuesday 800FR
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 AM - Swim & Dive – Wednesday Prelims & Diving
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 PM - Swim & Dive – Wednesday Finals
  • Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 AM - Swim & Dive – Thursday Prelims & Diving
  • Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 PM - Swim & Dive – Thursday Finals
  • Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM - Swim & Dive – Friday Prelims & Diving
  • Friday, February 10 at 5:30 PM - Swim & Dive – Friday Finals
  • Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 AM - Swim & Dive – Saturday Prelims & Diving
  • Saturday, February 11 at 5:30 PM - Swim & Dive – Saturday Finals

Get Tickets in Advance

The Deaconess Aquatic Center can accommodate 1,000 spectators, the event will be streamed live in its entirety for free on the GLVC Sports Network. During the 2023 event, also held at the Deaconess Aquatic Center there were 15 new records set by competing student-athletes. Tickets for the event should be purchased in advance. Learn more at GLVCsports.com.

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