COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State’s spectacular McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is featured in a Columbus Dispatch article this week under the complimentary headline “Built for Speed.” The article, in the paper’s metro section under “science,” details how the pool is designed to keep the water calm and the story includes a full selection of photos and graphics.

Included among the attributes of the incredible facility, which opened in 2005, that reporter Suzanne Hoholik details are its depth, width 10 lanes that are two feet wider than those in older pools, which typically have only eight lanes bulkheads, gutters and water inlets.

Dedicated October 14, 2005, the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is the newest addition to Ohio State’s top-notch athletic facilities. The Pavilion consists of the Mike Peppe Natatorium and the Ron O’Brien Diving Well. Holding nearly 1.56 million gallons of water in the entire facility, the Pavilion is part of Ohio State’s new Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion has already has hosted numerous championship competitions and is scheduled to host more. Here’s the championship slate to date:

  • 2010 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (March)
  • 2010 Men’s Big Ten Conference Swimming and Diving Championships (February)
  • USA Diving 2009 World Championship Team Selection Camp (Feb. 8-11)
  • 2008 Toyota Grand Prix at The Ohio State University (April 4-6)
  • 2008 Women’s NCAA Championships (March 20-22)
  • 2008 NCAA Diving Zones (March 14-16)
  • 2008 Women’s Big Ten Championships (Feb. 21-23)
  • 2008 USA Diving World Cup Selection Camp
  • 2007 Men’s Big Ten Championships
  • 2006 Women’s Big Ten Championships
  • 2006 NCAA Zone C Diving Competition
  • 2006 McCorkle Long Course Classic
  • 2006 Peppe/Bruce Invitational
  • 2006 International Diving Invitational

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