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2025 and 2026 NCAA Women's Rowing National Championship Bid

On behalf of the City of Gainesville and the Lake Lanier Olympic Park, we Thank You for the opportunity to bid for NCAA Womens Rowing National Championship. Please take a moment to view our submission video on why the Lake Lanier Olympic Park would be a phenomenal venue to host a National Championship. 

About Our Bid

The City of Gainesville, Lake Lanier Olympic Park and the University of North Georgia are proud to submit our bid for the 2025-26 NCAA Women’s Rowing National Championships.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park is home to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games rowing and canoe/kayak events. Our picturesque setting, coupled with a straight 3,000-meter stretch of open water, which is ideal for rowing. In addition, there are adequate practice, warm-up and cool-down areas. We have a permanent world-class facility for athletes and spectators alike.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park and its partners, Lake Lanier Rowing Club and Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, have a proven track record of successful national and international, large and small-scale events. With our ideal venue and waters, experienced and knowledgeable volunteers, variety of housing and dining opportunities – all tied into our famous Southern hospitality, we’re confident Lake Lanier Olympic Park and the city of Gainesville would be the perfect setting for the national championships.