| Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Bay Area-based Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif./California Aquatics) and Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas/California Aquatics) are among the top swimmers expected to compete at next week’s Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, one of the final tune-ups ahead of this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming.
Held at the George F. Haines International Swim Center the June 3-5 meet consists of prelims at 9 a.m. PDT and finals at 5 p.m. PDT. Tickets are on sale now online.
Television coverage of June 4-5 finals from Santa Clara will air on NBC Sports Network, and NBC Sports Live Extra will stream June 4-5 finals live. NBC Sports Network coverage from June 4 will air on next-day delay at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT on June 5, while June 5 finals will be televised live at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.
A live webcast of the entire meet also will be available at usaswimming.org.
Additional National Team members expected to swim in Santa Clara include the likes of Maya DiRado (Santa Rosa, Calif./Stanford Swimming), Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif./Unattached), Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson, Ariz./California Aquatics) and Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming.)
The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming will be held June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara is one of seven stops of the 2015-16 Arena Pro Swim Series. As part of USA Swimming’s partnership with swimwear leader Arena, the circuit will feature a record $350,000 in overall prize money. Swimmers may earn awards for top-three finishes in all individual Olympic events across the series. At each meet, $1,000 will be provided for a first-place finish, $600 for second and $200 for third. In addition to the single-event prize money, the overall male and female winners of the season-long Series will earn a $10,000 bonus.
For the third consecutive season, longtime USA Swimming partner BMW will award the grand prize of a one-year lease of a BMW vehicle to the highest-scoring eligible male and female U.S. swimmers.
Male and female overall Arena Pro Swim Series champions will be honored at the conclusion of the 2015-16 series based on the number of points accumulated throughout the seven meets. Participants will be awarded points in each individual Olympic event throughout the duration of the Series (Five points for first, three for second, one point for third place).
Katie Ledecky currently leads the women’s Arena Pro Swim Series standings with 55 points, while Conor Dwyer tops the men’s standings with 45 points.