By USA Swimming | Monday, April 27, 2020
Dear USA Swimming members,
As we continue to monitor the changes of this global pandemic, assess the lifting of restrictions across the country and prioritize the health and safety of our members, we are also optimistically planning for our return to competition.
Given the varying timelines expected for a return to training, we have made the decision to modify our upcoming events schedule. National events in July and early August, which include USA Swimming Sectionals, Futures and the Speedo Summer Championships, will be canceled in order to refocus our efforts on introducing a new series of summer events better tailored to the current environment.
The introduction of 14-16 regional events in mid to late August would allow for a successful return to pools and training and help kickoff the competition season.
These regionally focused events will limit the need for travel and promote a safer competition environment for our athletes, families and everyone involved. The approval of these event sanctions will be subject to local health guidelines and directives. We look forward to providing further details in the coming weeks.
Following the end-of-summer events, we are pleased to announce our tentative 2020-2021 national schedule of events in preparation for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha in 2021:
|Nov. 5-8, 2020||TYR Pro Swim Series at Richmond||Richmond, Va|
|Dec. 2-5, 2020||Toyota U.S. Open||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Dec. 9-12, 2020||Speedo Juniors East||Atlanta, Ga|
|Dec. 9-12, 2020||Speedo Juniors West||Austin, Texas|
|Jan. 13-16, 2021||TYR Pro Swim Series at Knoxville||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|March 3-6, 2021||TYR Pro Swim Series at San Antonio||San Antonio, Texas|
|April 8-11, 2021||TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo||Mission Viejo, Calif.|
|May 12-15, 2021||TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|June 13-20, 2021||U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Swimming||Omaha, Neb.|
Qualifying periods for the national events will be announced later this summer.
There is still much work to do, but we encourage you to remain hopeful. There will be bumps along the road, but rest assured that we will respond swiftly and in the safest and most responsible way.
Someday soon you will all strap on your goggles and walk on the pool deck again, and we absolutely cannot wait.
Wishing you continued good health,
Tim Hinchey III
USA Swimming President & CEO