Denver, Colo. - The Western Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday, January 12, that the 2010 WAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship will be moved to a different facility within the San Antonio, Texas, area due to maintenance issues. The championship has been conducted at Palo Alto College Natatorium in 12 of the last 14 years, but will be moved to the Josh Davis Natatorium in northern San Antonio due to mechanical problems at Palo Alto that will not be fixed by the start of the meet.
The schedule of events will remain virtually the same as in previous years, beginning on Wednesday, February 24, and running through Saturday, February 27. The one difference is that since the Josh Davis Natatorium does not have a tower for platform diving, that event will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center at the University of Texas at Austin, about 75 miles from San Antonio, on Wednesday, February 24. The one-meter and three-meter springboard diving events will be held at the Josh Davis Natatorium, but will be conducted on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
"While we are disappointed to not be conducting our championship at Palo Alto Natatorium, we are confident that the Josh Davis facility will fulfill our needs of running our meet at the highest levels," said WAC Commissioner Karl Benson. "We looked at several options around the country and decided that continuing to hold the meet in the San Antonio area was the most beneficial to our teams and fans."
San Jose State, which has finished a program-best fourth at the WAC Championship in four successive years under head coach Sage Hopkins, closes out the home portion of its 2009-10 schedule with a double-dual meet against Big West Conference foes UC Davis and Pacific this Sunday, January 17. The action at The Aquatics Center is slated to get under way at approximately 1:00 p.m., after Spartan tri-captains Erin Garcia and Hannah Tringham are recognized on Senior Day. Admission is free.