GLVC Swimming & Diving Championships Move to Evansville


EVANSVILLE – The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has announced a new site for the 2023 and 2024 Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, as the event moves from Elkhart, Indiana, to Evansville, Ind., in February.

After spending the first six years at the Crawfordsville High School Aquatic Center from 2015-20 and the last two at the Elkhart Health & Aquatics center, the next two meets will take place in Evansville at the newly built Deaconess Aquatic Center.

“It’s a privilege to be one of the first organizations to host an event at the Deaconess Aquatic Center,” said GLVC Commissioner Jim Naumovich. “We’ve had a long history of hosting GLVC Championships in Evansville over the past several years at Roberts Stadium, The Ford Center, and historic Bosse Field, and we have enjoyed great support from the local community and the Evansville Sports Corporation.

“I am confident the student-athletes participating in the GLVC Swimming & Diving Championships will enjoy a memorable experience at this beautiful new venue.”

The facility can accommodate 960 fans in the spectator seating area, but, as has been the case since the inaugural event in 2015, all four days of action will be streamed live and free on the GLVC Sports Network (GLVCSN). The action can be viewed on or the many GLVCSN apps available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as OTT platforms on Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

“We can’t wait to welcome the GLVC Swimming & Diving Championships to the Deaconess Aquatic Center,” said Evansville Sports Corp President Eric Marvin. “The facility was built for championship competitions, and we’re grateful that the GLVC has entrusted Evansville to be their host city for the next two years.”

The two-story, state-of-the-art Deaconess Aquatic Center opened its doors in August of 2021 just across the street from the historic Bosse Field. The center is divided into two separate areas, competitive and recreational, both with its own dedicated locker rooms. 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.

The Lilly King Competition Pool will not only be home for the 2023 Great Lakes and Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, but also the NCAA Division II Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships in 2026.


The Great Lakes Valley Conference is one of the premier NCAA Division II conferences, made of 13 member institutions from three Midwest states (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri) and comprised 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. Among the 23 NCAA Division II conferences analyzed in the December 2021 report published by the national office, the GLVC ranked tied for second in the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) at 69 percent and tied for third in Academic Success Rate (ASR) at 84 percent for all student-athletes. The GLVC is also home to the GLVC Sports Network – the first NCAA Division II conference-wide digital streaming network that launched in 2014. GLVCSN can be found on, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku devices, as well as iOS and Android mobile apps. For more information about the GLVC, visit


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