Swimming League Expands, Adds Benefits

ATLANTA, Georgia, February 12. THE Adult Swimming Association University League has announced the admission of three collegiate swim clubs to the league: Georgia Tech Swim Club, Western Washington University Swimming, and University of Oregon Swimming.

Western Washington joined Central Washington University to compete in the first annual ASA U. Western Regional Championships on Saturday, February 11th. ASA U.

The Western Regional Championships is the first meet in the 2005-2006 ASA U. Championship Series for collegiate club swimming teams. 2005-2006 ASA U. Championship meets culminate with the 2nd Annual ASA U. National Championships, April 22-23, 2006 hosted by Buckeye Masters Swim Club at Ohio State University.

No entry fees will be charged for 2005-2006 ASA U. Championship series meets. Participation in these meets is a benefit of 2005-2006 ASA U. membership.

Georgia Tech Swim Club is the host of one of the largest club swimming meets in the country, the East Coast Championships. To support ASA U.'s membership drive and encourage attendance at this year's ASA U. National Championships at Ohio State, Georgia Tech will waive entry fees for ASA U. member-teams attending ECC's this year. This benefit for ASA U. members is an intermediate step toward making ECC's an ASA U. sanctioned meet next year.

ASA U. will announce the host of this year's ASA U. Eastern Regional Championships in the coming weeks. ECC's will take place March 31 through April 2, 2006 at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center in Atlanta.

The American Swimming Association University League is an association of student-run swim clubs from colleges and universities across the United States. ASA U. was founded in response to the elimination of so many college and university swimming teams across the country. ASA U. is a community of teams whose members enjoy the sport of swimming in a friendly, competitive environment.

For more information and to join, please visit the "University" link on www.americanswimmingassociation.com

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