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Stars in Danger: The High Dive
Dec 15, 2012

Stars from TV, film, sports and pop culture plunged into a whole new pool when the two-hour special event STARS IN DANGER: THE HIGH DIVE aired onWednesday, Jan. 9 on FOX.

The program’s finale was filmed before a capacity crowd at Greensboro Aquatic Center on Dec. 15.

Based on a long-running German format, STARS IN DANGER: THE HIGH DIVE, was the ultimate test for eight celebrities who stepped to the edge and took a flying leap (or momentous belly flop) into diving history. But, before coming to the GAC, they completed a crash-course in diving techniques overseen by renowned diving coaches. After an intense training period, they competed in a series of Olympic-style dives, including solo high diving and synchronized diving, from a variety of heights.

Participating celebrities included"Jersey Shore" star JWoww , pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, "Baywatch" and Lifetime movie veteran Alexandra Paul, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" stars Kim and Kyle Richards, David Chokachi of "Baywatch" and "Witchblade" fame, former NFL player Terrell Owens, actor and reality TV star Antonio Sabato Jr. and “So You Think You Can Dance” alum Stephen "tWitch" Boss

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2012 USA Diving National Championships
Aug 14, 2012

Approximately 800 of the nation’s top young divers came to the GAC to participate in the 2012 USA Diving Age Group National Championships (August 1-3, 2012) and the USA Diving Junior National Championships (August 4-10, 2012). The events culminated with the AT&T National Diving Championships (August 14-19, 2012).

One of the premier diving events held each year, the 2012 AT&T Nationals is expected to draw approximately 150 of the nation’s best divers, including members of the U.S. Olympic team.

2012 marked the first time since 2006 that the junior nationals and AT&T Nationals were held at the same venue, a plus for divers and coaches who will be involved in both events as they can continue training instead of travelling to another city and acclimating to a new facility.

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2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships
Apr 26, 2012

The 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships was held in April and featured a field of 1,865 swimmers (including 12 Olympians) and generated $5.8 million in economic impact. The event marked the first time North Carolina has hosted a Masters Swimming national competition in 20 years.

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2012 YMCA National Short Course Swimming Championship
Apr 02, 2012

The Greensboro Aquatic Center hosted the 2012 YMCA National Short Course Swimming Championships in April. The event drew a field of over 1,500 swimmers with an additional 3,700 spectators in attendance.

With more than 200 Ys competing for titles in 42 events, “Short Course” is traditionally the largest youth swimming national championship in the United States. Participants are primarily from the Midwest and Eastern states with some swimmers from as far as California. The 2012 Championship featured 213 teams representing 27 states, resulting in an estimated economic impact of more than $6.5 million to the local economy. The event will return to the GAC in 2013 and 2014.

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U.S. Synchronized Swimming 2012 Olympic Team Trials
Nov 12, 2011

The U.S. Synchronized Swimming 2012 Olympic Team Trials were held November 12-15, 2011 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The event featured America’s elite athletes competing for a spot on the team aiming to go to London to represent the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

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Learn to Swim
Sep 01, 2011

In partnership with Guilford County Schools, the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) developed a curriculum-based “Learn to Swim” healthy lifestyle program that debuted in the fall of 2011.

Students in the “Learn to Swim‟ program receive instruction - both in the GAC‟s “wet” classrooms and in the 25-yard warm up pool - and are taught techniques to foster a systematic progression of swimming skills that will maximize their development over a series of ten 40-minute classes. The skills gained in the “Learn to Swim‟ program are not only potentially life-saving, but also help students develop a physically active lifestyle, improve overall health and fitness and expose them to additional swimming opportunities and other aquatic related activities.

A total of 226 students from four Guilford County schools participated in the pilot year of the program. As the program expands to eight schools this year, continued financial support is needed to provide certified learn to swim instructors, provide transportation for students between schools and the GAC and provide participating students with the use of a swimsuit and goggles (if needed).

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Ribbon Cutting & Opening Weekend
Aug 25, 2011

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Greensboro Aquatic Center was held on August 25, 2012.

The ribobn cutting ceremony kicked off an opening weekend celebration which included a diving exhibition featuring 2011 National Champion Nick McCrory, an appearance by three-time Olympic medalist swimmer Katie Hoff and an exhibition by the U.S. Synchronized Swimming National Team.

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Greensboro Aquatic Center
Aug 13, 2011

The Greensboro Aquatic Center is a regional, multi-purpose, competitive aquatic facility that opened in September 2011. Located on the campus of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the 78,323-square-foot indoor facility emerged as one of the top aquatic venues in the nation in its first year.

The GAC hosted 36 meets over its first year, featuring 15,215 participants with a total attendance of 120,820. The economic impact of these and other events has been a tremendous boon to the local economy, generating an estimated economic impact of more than $41 million (source: Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau).

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