By USA Swimming | Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center to host world-class winter competition
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S.’s biggest stars are set to touch down in Atlanta, Georgia, in December for the 2019 Toyota U.S. Open, and tickets are now on sale. The four day, long-course event will take place at the McAuley Aquatic Center, located within the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center. Tickets will be available here: http://bit.ly/USASTickets.
Among the numerous U.S. National Team members slated to compete in Atlanta are 2016 Olympic gold medalists Ryan Held (Springfield, Ill./New York Athletic Club) and Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics). Six-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) will also test the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center waters.
Also competing will be the National Team duo of Mallory Comerford (Kalamazoo, Mich./Cardinal Aquatics) and Kelsi Dahlia (Westampton, N.J./Cardinal Aquatics), who combined for seven medals (five gold, two silver) at the 2019 FINA World Championships this past July.
The 2019 Toyota U.S. Open will give athletes the chance to build on their momentum and improve their times ahead of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, which takes place June 21-28 in Omaha, Nebraska. Those competing in Atlanta will have a chance to punch their tickets to Omaha for a shot at making Team USA’s roster for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The McAuley Aquatic Center, located within the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center in downtown Atlanta, will be the site of this year’s Toyota U.S. Open. The venue seats nearly 2,000 spectators and played host to the aquatic events at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, along with TYR Pro Swim Series and NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships competitions.
U.S. Open competition begins Wednesday, December 4 with the men’s and women’s 800-meter freestyle. Following the distance freestyle events, the competition will follow the same daily schedule, with preliminary heats taking place Thursday through Saturday at 10 a.m. EST and finals beginning each night at 6 p.m. EST.
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