This Weekend’s 2021 Strategic Systems Big Southern Classic at TAC

Fall swimming kicks into high gear at TAC this weekend with the annual Strategic Systems Big Southern Classic. The word big is an understatement as nearly 1100 swimmers from across North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and even Colorado come to TAC to compete in this 7-session meet. Friday evening we kick things off with warmups starting at 3:30pm and the meet underway at 5pm. Saturday and Sunday feature 3 sessions each day: 13 and Over swimmers swim Prelims with the meet getting underway at 8:30am. The 12&Us swim Timed Finals each day – 1pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. The 13&Os come back in the evening and swim Finals starting at 6pm. As always, this all all events are made possible by TAC’s amazing family of sponsors. Strategic Systems is the Named Sponsor again this year. This event also features Northwest Designs selling official meet merchandise, Blended Light Photography over in-water photographic services, Jolyn Swimwear with a Saturday and Sunday Trunk Sale in our Atrium and TAC sponsor College Swimming Guide will be here Saturday as well to speak to our patrons about preparing your child for swimming in college.

TAC will be permitting spectators into the Stadium for this event. All patrons must wear facemasks at all times – those without will be turned away. No one is permitted to bring in deck chairs to the Spectator Stadium but we will permit them in the Atrium as long as they do not interfere with the exits. The parking lots surrounding the TAC buildings are reserved for meet officials and coaches only. Please park in the new West Parking Lot or at the Cary Towne Center.

The Triangle Aquatic Center is proud to offer TAC-TV, our streaming network, for this event.  TAC-TV allows you to follow the action of every swim  on your personal device.  Please note that you should ideally use Wi-Fi or your own personal Hot Spot to view a live stream (cellular network service can be unreliable).  TAC Wi-Fi does not service the parking areas around our building.  To access the channel and to purchase a subscription, go to  

Come out and soak up Fall swimming at it’s finest this weekend for Big Southern Classic!

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