CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Head Coach Rich DeSelm will lead his University of North Carolina women's swimming and diving team into the championship phase of its season beginning Wednesday with the annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.
Action begins Wednesday night with a single session at 6 p.m. and continues Thursday through Saturday with sessions at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Carolina will be seeking its first ACC championship since 2007 and its 17th title overall. Carolina has finished second each of the last five years. The Tar Heels have been the most consistent program in conference history, winning 16 titles and finishing second 16 times in 34 years of league competition. The Tar Heels have never finished lower than third.
The Carolina lineup will feature a bevy of returning conference champions. Junior Stephanie Peacock has won the 500-yard freestyles each of the past two years. She also won the 200-yard freestyle and 1650-yard freestyle in 2012 when she was named the Most Valuable Swimmer of the ACC Championships. Redshirt junior Carly Smith won ACC titles in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes in 2011 when she also swam on championship 200-yard and 400-yard medley relay teams. Senior Katie Nolan swam on both of those winning relays in 2011 and she also captured a title on the 400 medley relay in 2012 along with sophomore Danielle Siverling.