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Courtesy: Duke Swimming & Diving
Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/29/2005
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Address: 326 Towerview Rd., Durham, NC 27708

Duke University's spacious Taishoff Aquatic Center, completed in 1972, serves as the home for the Duke University swimming and diving teams.

In the past, the facility has hosted many major meets, including the AIAW Women's National Swimming Championships (1978), the National Junior Olympic Swimming Championships (1979), the NCAA Diving Regionals (1979), the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships (1979, 1983, 1984) and the New South Collegiate Invitational (1986), as well as numerous state championships.

The facility boasts a 25-yard, eight-lane racing pool with seven-foot lanes and a depth tapering from 4 ½ feet at each end to a depth of seven feet in the center. Other features include custom built stainless starting blocks and ample spectator seating. An eight-lane Omega electronic timing system with a full eight-lane display board is used for all collegiate meets.

The facility includes one of the few indoor 10-meter towers in the Southeast, as well as five and seven-meter platforms. The facility also has two one-meter and two three-meter springboards, equipped with maxiflex boards. The separate diving well measures 66 feet by 42 feet with a depth of 17 feet.

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