By USA Swimming | Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Over 1,300 athletes expected to compete at the Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly every National Team athlete and Olympic hopeful is expected to travel to Atlanta, Georgia this week to compete in the highly-anticipated 2019 Toyota U.S. Open. The event will take place at the Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center December 4-7.
Among the crowd of National Team athletes are 27 Olympic medalists, combining for 69 medals. Headlining the field of decorated Olympians slated for the Toyota U.S. Open is Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming/NCAP), Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Bolles School Sharks/Florida) and Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming/First Colony).
A notable crowd of local swimmers will also be in attendance, including University of Georgia alumni, Chase Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./Athens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia) and Olivia Smoliga (Glenview, Ill./Athens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia). Making appearances in their home state of Georgia will be the Olympic talents of Jay Litherland (Alpharetta, Ga./Dynamo Swim Club/Georgia) and Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga./SwimAtlanta).
Those competing in Atlanta will have the chance to join the 1,100 swimmers who have already qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, which takes place June 21-28, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Competition in Atlanta begins Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. ET with the men’s and women’s 800 meter freestyle. The rest of the event schedule is available at usaswimming.org
All the action on Wednesday and Thursday can be watched via livestream at usaswimming.org. Following the first two days, NBCSN and nbcsports.com will provide live coverage for all A finals on Friday and Saturday. Daily prelims and B finals can also be streamed at usaswimming.org. To catch the action from the Toyota U.S. Open after the conclusion of the competition, NBC will broadcast a taped recording of the event on Dec. 21. Check your local listings for broadcast times.
Tickets available via: http://bit.ly/USASTickets.
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