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STAR Aquatics & Greensboro Aquatic Center to Host 2012 ESSZ Senior Sectional Championships

Greensboro, NC–July 29, 2011- STAR Aquatics has been selected to host the 2012 ESSZ Senior Sectional Championships (Southern Zone Eastern Sectional Senior Championships) at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in March, 2012.

The event will be held March 8-11, 2012 and feature approximately 600 swimmers.
STAR Aquatics partnered with the Greensboro Aquatic Center to win this bid over the 1996 Olympic Pool located at Georgia Tech University.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to host this prominent Regional meet at such an incredible facility. Teams from across the Southeast and the country are excited about this facility and what it and the City of Greensboro have to offer to the sport of swimming. Being that 2012 is an Olympic year, this will be a special opportunity for some of our local Olympic hopefuls to compete here in Greensboro before Olympic Trials!"

In addition to the 2012 ESSZ Senior Sectional Championships, STAR will be hosting five other meets at the GAC.

“We are very excited to be working with STAR Aquatics to host the 2012 ESSZ Sectional Championship meets,” said Greensboro Aquatic Center manager Susan Braman. “Sectional meets attract the top swimmers and their families and we look forward to putting on a first-class event for them.”

Scheduled to open in August, the Greensboro Aquatic Center will feature leading edge concepts in aquatic design. The 78,323-square-foot indoor facility will include three bodies of water- competition pool, warm-up pool and diving well– and a seating capacity of 2,500.