Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championships to Begin as Scheduled

Feb. 17, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championships at Canham Natatorium will start at 6:30 p.m. as scheduled.

The University of Michigan and Big Ten Conference were notified of an illness among students on central campus, including members of the Michigan women’s swimming & diving program. The Big Ten Conference, University of Michigan athletic department and the University of Michigan Health System collaboratively assessed the situation and determined that Canham Natatorium was a safe environment for competitors and spectators.

Wednesday morning's warmups were cancelled as Michigan Athletics worked with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test water samples and chlorine levels, sanitize the pool and perform an additional deep clean of the facility as a precautionary measure.

With the approval from OSHA and medical personnel, the decision was made to begin the championships as scheduled. The Big Ten Conference and Michigan Athletics will continue to take all the necessary precautions to minimize the risk for competitors and spectators.