CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 5. THE University of Cincinnati swimming and diving teams will host the Grand Opening Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the new Keating Aquatics Center. The facility will be officially dedicated in honor of Bill Keating, Sr. as part of the grand-opening festivities throughout the day. Keating was a former athlete at Cincinnati and former Chairman of the Board of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees.
The Grand Opening Invitational will get underway at 1 p.m. with UC taking on Bowling Green and Xavier. The Bearcats will then host the Alumni Meet, welcoming former swimmers back to campus to compete with the current squad. The natatorium is part of the $113 million Campus Recreation Center.
With the opening of the Keating Aquatics Center, the Bearcats will be hosting six home meets this season. In addition to the Grand Opening Invitational, UC will welcome Big East foes Pittsburgh and West Virginia to campus as well as regional rivals Kentucky and Miami (Ohio).