Sparkling new Liberty Natatorium to be christened Friday night
Liberty President Jerry Falwell, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO Meghan Lucas, Lady Flames Swimming & Diving Head Coach Jake Shellenberger, and Liberty Director of Athletics Ian McCaw will comment on the state-of-the-art facility and what it adds to the university and surrounding community. They will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony after Dr. Ed Gomes, the Athletics’ Department’s Director of Spiritual Development, offers a dedicatory prayer.
The ceremonies will pre-empt the Lady Flames’ Swimming & Diving team tri-meet against George Mason and VMI that will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and continue Saturday at 11 a.m. (Read a full preview on the Athletics website). The weekend will also be highlighted by Senior Day, honoring the Lady Flames’ seven senior swimmers and divers, and an alumnae reunion.
The Liberty Natatorium is one of the top collegiate venues in the nation, featuring a nine-lane, 50-meter pool with a movable bulkhead and a separate 17-foot-deep diving well with 1- and 3-meter springboards and a three-column tower with 1-, 3-, 5-, 7.5-, and 10-meter platforms.. It is connected to the Liberty Indoor Track Complex, located beneath the LU monogram at the base of Liberty Mountain.
Friday night’s activities will be available through a live video stream on the Big South Network.