NAIA - Swimming & Diving

NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships Brings Million Dollar Economic Benefit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 64th men’s and 40th women’s annual swimming and diving national championships were hosted in Knoxville, Tenn. for the first time.

The NAIA swimming and diving championships brought in 34 women’s and 29 men’s teams and their fans to Knoxville, Tenn. from anywhere between one-to-six days. Over the course of the Championship, teams and fans not only occupy the hotels of the Knoxville region but patronize local restaurants and attractions.

  • Overall Economic impact estimated at $1,605,342
  • Attendance at the championship
    • 370 event passes sold
    • 753 day passes sold
  • There was an average stay of 5.2 days
  • Hotel rooms used
    • 270 rooms at peak
    • 1,371 room nights total


“Hosting the 2020 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships was an incredible event for Knoxville. The NAIA staff was great to work with and we look forward to making the event even better in 2021. Thanks to our partners with Tennessee Athletics for helping to make it a success.”

- Chad Culver, Senior Director at Visit Knoxville Sports Commission


For more information:

On the NAIA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship CLICK HERE

On the NAIA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship CLICK HERE

On hosting a championship CLICK HERE


Championship Information

NAIA Swim & Dive Championship

March 3 - 6, 2021
Allan Jones Aquatic Center
Knoxville, Tenn.