2021 U.S. Open Among Championship Meets Announced For Greensboro Aquatic Center

The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) announced Thursday that it will be hosting nine future championship events at its state-of-the-art facility in the coming years, including the 2021 U.S. Open Championship.

The announcement comes in conjunction with the 10-year anniversary of GAC, which officially made its debut hosting an event on August 26, 2011 after being built at a cost of around $19 million.

The GAC will host the U.S. Open, the U.S. Paralympic Swimming National Championships and the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals – East in 2021, and will also be the location for the YMCA Long Course Championships in 2022 and 2023, and the YMCA Short Course National Championships from 2022 until 2025.

The 2021 U.S. Open will run from December 1-4, while the Winter Junior Nationals – East will come the following week, December 8-11. The 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Championships will then run December 17-19.

Events To Be Hosted In Greensboro:

  • 2021 Toyota U.S. Open Championship  (Dec. 1-4)
  • 2021 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals – East  (Dec. 8-11)
  • 2021 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships (Dec. 17-19)
  • 2022 & 2023 YMCA Long Course Championship
  • 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 YMCA Short Course National Championship

“We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the Greensboro Aquatic Center and grateful to have such committed partners in staging top tier events for our members,” said USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey.

“This venue has played host to several successful national and regional meets, including the Toyota U.S. Open and the TYR Pro Swim Series competitions, which are vital experiences in the development of our swimmers from club swimming to the Olympic Team. We look forward to continuing to stage world-class competitions in Greensboro as we embark on our next Olympic Quad.”

The facility, currently hosting the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships – East, has held several other major championship meets throughout its first 10 years, including NCAA Championships, Pro Swim Series meets and multiple U.S. Winter National Championships.

The GAC has played host to the YMCA Short Course National Championships annually since 2012, except for 2020 and 2021, when the meet was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news confirms the meet will stay in Greensboro until at least 2025.

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1 year ago

Does anyone know what the cuts are for the US Open this winter?

1 year ago

Does anyone know where Trials for WUGs and World Championships will be in Spring 2022?

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Nonrevhoofan
1 year ago

And good luck to the NCAA swimmers who will have the tough task of performing at their best 3 times in 2 months (NCAAs, world trials and world championships). We knew the taper. We knew the double taper. Here comes the triple taper. 🙂 I wonder how many will survive and end up winning a medal at worlds with such a crazy schedule. And I don’t even talk about the lack of rest after the college season and the lack of long course training with worlds so early in the season. Why is it held in May and not as usual in late July? It’s a terrible idea.

Reply to  Bobo Gigi
1 year ago

FINA should’ve just cancelled the 2021 (22) worlds and waited until 2023. Let Commonwealth and Pan Pacs happen in 2022

Reply to  thezwimmer
1 year ago

Money! FINA like it.

Reply to  Bobo Gigi
1 year ago

Well for some countries like Australia, Worlds and Olympics are actually held in the middle of their short course winter season. But they just get on with it.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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