Thank You Week 2015: The Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Oct. 14, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Through the contributions of generous benefactors, Ohio State Athletics has been able to construct some of nation’s most impressive practice and competition facilities. One such facility, the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, was dedicated ten years ago today.

Dedicated October 14, 2005, the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion consists of the Mike Peppe Natatorium and the Ron O'Brien Diving Well. Considered one of the finest competition pools and diving wells in the nation, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion's new technology provides a facility for some of the fastest times and best diving in the country.

Since its dedication ten years ago, McCorkle has hosted many important and memorable events, including the 2008 NCAA Women's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships  and the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. Multiple Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships have also taken place at McCorkle.

"Not a day goes by that I am not grateful for the opportunity to work and train our student-athletes at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion," said women's swimming head coach Bill Dorenkott.

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We are so grateful and thankful each and every day to have the opportunity to practice and compete in what I believe is America’s number one Aquatic Center," said Bill Wadley, head coach of the men's swimming program. 

"Bill and Mae have changed the lives of generations of students by providing a World Class atmosphere for our team to train and compete in. The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion has the best air quality, water quality, and is the fastest water in the nation and among the best in the world. Ohio State swimmers and Divers have the very best opportunity to thrive because of the McCorkle family."