The City of North Charleston announces the selection of the recently opened North Charleston Aquatic Center as the host site for the 2020 SC High School League State Swim Meet scheduled for October 10 and October 12.
This year’s meet will look different than previous events, due to facility capacity restrictions in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To limit potential exposure and minimize crowd size, the event will not be open for spectators and will be held over two days with the Girls’ Meet taking place on Saturday, October 10 and the Boys’ Meet on Monday, October 12. The meets will be live streamed for spectating through the NFHS Network, details pending.
“We have always envisioned the North Charleston Aquatics Center to sit at the crossroads of aquatics education and world-class athletic competition,” said North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. “Hosting the SCHSL State Swim Meet brings our vision to fruition. We look forward to an action-packed competition and wish the swimmers the best of luck.”
“No one is more elated than the entire SCHSL membership to announce the very first of our fall sports championships,” said SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton. “Swim is one of the most popular sports we host, and this year is no exception. We look forward to the sights and sounds of the city and the ambiance of the North Charleston Aquatics Center.”
“We are excited to bring an event of this magnitude to North Charleston and are honored to have been selected to host the SCHSL State Swim Meet,” said Director of Recreation Doyle Best. “This year’s meet poses certain challenges, but the City of North Charleston is up to the task. We look forward to hosting a great competition and showcasing our new, state of the art facility.”
The North Charleston Aquatic Center was made possible through a partnership between the City of North Charleston and Dorchester School District 2. Located at 8610 Patriot Blvd., the North Charleston Aquatic Center features a 10-lane, 50M competition pool and a separate 8-lane, 25 yard therapy/warm-up pool. The North Charleston Aquatic Center is open to the public and serves as the home site for DD2’s Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester, and Summerville High School swim teams.