SwimMAC Carolina - 2012 junior national champions
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 15. SWIMMAC head coach David Marsh lead a press conference announcement today at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte to launch a $6 million fundraiser to build facilities in Charlotte.

Earlier today, SwimMAC posted a press release to explain that SwimMAC Carolina and development partner RL West plan to build a multimillion dollar aquatic center at LangTree, a new development just off of Interstate 77 at exit 31 in the Lake Norman area. The initial plans include two 50-meter pools; one primarily for training and competition, the other customized for swim lessons and to support other auxiliary programming. RL West has agreed to donate the land and the infrastructure for the aquatics center at LangTree. SwimMAC is also working closely with the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau, which has authorized $650,000 to help fund the facility's construction and operating expenses. Discussions are underway with the Town of Mooresville to bring swimming lessons to their elementary schools, offer water space to their high schools, and additional recreational programs for their community.