From RDU Airport (and Points East) 1. Exit the Airport on Westbound I-40 2. After 4 miles, merge on to NC-147N towards Durham/Downtown. Exit No. 279B 3. After 8.5 miles, exit Chapel Hill Street. Exit No. 13 4. Chapel Hill Street becomes Duke University Road 5. Proceed to dead end, turn right on HW 751 6. At next stop light (Science Drive), turn right. 7. Turn right on Towerview Road. 8. Turn right into parking lot, Taishoff is north of the parking lot.
From points north traveling on S I-85 1. Exit 15-501 Bypass South 2. On 15-501, Exit at HW 751, turn left at the light. 3. Proceed to third light (Science Dr.) and turn left. 4 . Turn right on Towerview Road. 5 . Turn right into parking lot, Taishoff is north of the parking lot.
From points south traveling on N I-85 1. Exit on HW 751, Exit No. 170 2. Turn right at first light. 3. Go three miles and at the fourth light, turn left on Science Drive. 4. Turn right on Towerview Road. 5 . Turn right into parking lot, Taishoff is north of the parking lot.
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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