Federal Way, Washington and the King County Aquatic Center has been named as the host of the 2014 Winter Junior Nationals and 2015 USA Swimming Winter National Championships, according to Lyle Campbell, who is a hall-of-famer in the relevant LSC and their current SWIMS Chairman. The first of those meets, in 2014 will be held in December in a yards course. 2015 is expected to again be in long course, as it immediately precedes the Olympics (though that wasn’t immediately confirmed). The outcome was announced at the LSC board meeting on Monday night.
This continues the trend of making a site the host of Winter Juniors one year, and Winter Nationals the next year. Knoxville, Tennessee will host the 2013 senior edition of the meet from December 5th-7th, Greensboro, North Carolina will host 2013′s Winter Juniors meet, as well as 2014′s senior Winter Nationals.
We have not learned yet the location of the 2015 Winter Junior National Championships, which would then likely be the senior Winter Nationals host in 2016, and so on.
The huge venue, which is with little debate considered the finest in the northwestern United States, if not the entire west coast, seats 2,500 spectators. Because of its quality and location, the pool features easily one of the biggest meet schedules in the country, and has to be considered the best facility in the country not connected directly to any NCAA programs.
The pool routinely hosts the Pac 12 Championships, and in 2012 hosted the men’s NCAA Division I Championship meet.