By USA Swimming | Tuesday, June 5, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tickets are on sale now to see our nation’s top swimmers, including reigning and future Olympic gold medalists, 50 days from Tuesday at USA Swimming’s 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, slated for July 25-29 at Irvine, California’s William Woollett Aquatics Center.
Olympians and world champions Caeleb Dressel, Chase Kalisz, Lilly King, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Ryan Murphy currently rank as top qualifiers among the 1,300-plus swimmers who have met the time standards for this summer’s Phillips 66 National Championships.
All-session and single-session tickets are on sale for the nation’s biggest domestic swimming event ahead of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming at www.usaswimming.org/p66nats. With an enhanced fan zone, more interactive sponsor activations, exclusive seating areas and more, there are more reasons than ever to secure a spot to see the world’s top swimming team in action ahead of this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships.
Daily prelims begin at 9 a.m. PDT, followed by nightly finals at 6 p.m. PDT, and each day will feature diverse food and beverage options, exclusive sponsor giveaways and autograph sessions with our nation’s most decorated swimmers. A unique area at the turn end of the pool will be reserved for Southern California LSC swim clubs with special giveaways and National Team appearances each night.
Ahead of the meet, USA Swimming will ramp up promotional efforts with the Phillips 66 Nationals #FiredUp marketing campaign. Elements of the campaign include exclusive and interactive social media content, quick-hitting videos with swimmers sharing why they are #FiredUp for Phillips 66 Nationals, promotional signage around the venue and throughout Irvine, California, grassroots learn-to-swim and masters swimming activations, onsite giveaways and much more.
USA Swimming Clubs will be eligible to win a social media contest where two live viewing parties will be awarded to clubs around the country who are the most #FiredUp for Phillips 66 Nationals.
Fans unable to travel to Irvine will have more ways than ever to follow the excitement from Phillips 66 Nationals, as USA Swimming will produce Deck Pass Live segments following each prelim and finals session and will debut a unique preview show live from the expanded fan zone. The shows will stream free of charge on usaswimming.org and via Facebook Live. NBC Sports will again provide extensive daily coverage of the event via NBC, NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel.
The William Woollett Aquatics Center has welcomed many of USA Swimming’s largest events and last hosted USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 Nationals in 2014. The action was highlighted by a then-world-record swim in the 400-meter freestyle from Ledecky.
The 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships is part of the 2018 Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity. The champions series showcases numerous Olympic sports throughout the season, highlighting the year-round quest of Team USA athletes to compete at the Olympic Games.
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