2023 WAC Swimming & Diving Championships

February 22-25 | City of Pharr Natatorium | #WACsd

Championship Central

Tentative Schedule of Events

All Times Local To Site and Subject To Change


City of Pharr Natorium

The 2023 WAC Swimming and Diving Championships will be held in Pharr, TX. The City of Pharr Natatorium, which opened in January, is the perfect location to host a world class swimming & diving championship event. With an Olympic-size, eight-lane, 50-meter swimming pool that can also feature 22 25-yard lanes, and separate diving pool that includes five platforms and four springboards, the City of Pharr Natatorium is the premiere location to host the WAC Championships. The facility can seat 1,200 fans and has 444 parking spaces, allowing family and friends to cheer on the student-athletes. There are also two scoreboard and video boards, a visible running clock, and built-in areas to sell both concessions and merchandise.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions. UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. A comprehensive academic institution, UTRGV enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016. Thirteen colleges and schools form the academic foundation for UTRGV, including the College of Education & P-16 Integration, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Sciences, the Graduate College, the Honors College, the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work and the University College. The School of Medicine offers students the most technologically advanced resources, including a 15,000-square-foot Smart Hospital complex. With a multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum and an emphasis on active learning, teamwork, and early patient care, the medical school is an invaluable resource. UTRGV offers more than 120 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels and the Rio Grande Valley, with close proximity to the Gulf Coast, provides unparalleled opportunities to study in areas ranging from international business and cultural border issues to marine biology and environmental science. With the SpaceX launch site in Brownsville, the region is also an emerging global hub for the aerospace industry. UTRGV is the second largest Hispanic-serving institution in the nation, with an emphasis on educating 21st-century leaders and professionals who are culturally fluent and have a deep understanding of the perspectives, languages, and values of different cultures.