By USA Swimming | Wednesday, November 6, 2019
With excitement building towards a momentous 2019-2020 swim season, athletes are gearing up for the TYR Pro Swim Series at Greensboro, taking place in Greensboro, North Carolina from Nov. 6-9. The competition marks the first stop on the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series calendar and will feature 448 athletes vying for prize money, 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming cuts and a chance to compete against world-class swimmers from across the globe.
Thirty-four U.S. National Team members will compete in the series opener, including Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, M.d./Stanford Swimming/NCAP) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla./Gator Swim Club). Also competing in Greensboro will be Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming/First Colony), who is coming off her historic seven-medal performance at the 2019 FINA World Championships this past July in Gwangju, South Korea.
Looking to build on impressive 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series campaigns will be Hali Flickinger (Spring Grove, Pa. Athens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia) and Zane Grothe (Boulder City, Nev. Boulder City Henderson Swim Team). Flickinger thrived in the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series, becoming the only competitor to post 10 or more podium finishes across events of at least two different stroke types. Grothe also became familiar with the TYR Pro Swim Series podium in 2019, as his 11 finishes inside the top-3 were good for the second most among all male competitors.
Greensboro plays host to the inaugural leg of the 2019-2020 TYR Pro Swim Series, which also features stops in Knoxville, Des Moines, Mission Viejo and Indianapolis. The debut stop in Greensboro will take place at the state-of-the-art Greensboro Aquatic Center, which opened in 2011 and has hosted events such as USA Swimming Winter National Championships, NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships and more.
Competition in Greensboro begins Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. ET with the men’s and women’s 1500-meter freestyle. Following Wednesday’s distance events, the competition will follow the same daily schedule with prelims beginning at 9 a.m. ET and finals at 6 p.m. ET. All finals action
NBC Sports App, Olympic Channel and NBCSN will be broadcasting all A finals Thursday through Saturday, respectively. NBCSN will also host a same-day delayed recording of Friday’s action, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET. All prelims, B finals and Wednesday’s 1500m freestyle events will be available via livestream on usaswimming.org.
Across the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series, swimmers may earn increased awards for top‐three finishes. At each meet, $1,500 will be provided for a first‐place finish, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. In addition, one athlete per gender with the highest‐scoring prelim swim in an individual Olympic event based on FINA power points will win $1,500.