ECU Swimming and Diving represents more than exceptional performance in the pool and the classroom. It is an asset to the Greenville community and the state or North Carolina.
Each year, swimmers and divers provide more than 500 hours of community service to organizations like the Special Olympics. And when their time in the pool is done, they apply the same dedication and community spirit they learned as Pirate athletes to their professional lives.
Students on the team today are preparing for a diverse range of careers that contribute meaningfully to the community around them — including professions, like education and nursing, in which North Carolina has severe shortages.
The swimming and diving programs support economic growth in North Carolina by attracting out-of-state students. Many of those students stay in the state after graduation, and the swimming and diving community includes numerous entrepreneurs who have built business that, without this program, likely would have been located elsewhere.