Louisville head coach Arthur Albiero says the city of Louisville will be “electric” during next week’s Tyr Derby Pro Swim Meet, which will be part of the festivities leading up to the world-famous Kentucky Derby horse race.
Check out the full video interview with Albiero above, courtesy of Louisville Swimming & Diving.
Full meet press release, courtesy of the University of Louisville Swimming & Diving:
(Louisville, KY) March 4, 2016- The University of Louisville Swimming and Diving Team is excited to announce their upcoming fundraiser the weekend of April 28-30th with a portion of the proceeds going to the Drowning Prevention Foundation. The fundraising weekend will feature a dinner Thursday night at the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium with a live & silent auction. On Friday night the team will host the 1st ever TYR “Derby” Pro Swim Meet that will feature 16 of the best Men’s and Women’s professional swimmers in the country and world. Finally, the events will wrap up with the UofL swim team pairing up withthe professional swimmers to hold a Drowning Prevention Clinic.
Some of the professional swimmers confirmed to attend include:
· Megan Romano, 2013 World Championships gold medalist and NCAA champion`
· Alia Atkinson, Three time Olympian for Jamaica, 2014 World Championships gold medalist and NCAA Champion
· Arianna Vanderpool Wallace, 2015 Pan American Gold Medalist and NCAA champion
· Michael Andrew, 2015 World Junior Championships gold medalist
· Josh Schneider, NCAA champion and Pan American gold medalist
· Joao DeLucca, three-time NCAA Champion and Pan American gold medalist for the University of Louisville
· Amanda Weir, American Record holder in the 100 freestyle, 2004 & 2012 Olympic medalist
· Maddie Locus, NCAA finalist and US Pan Pacific team member
· Karl Krug, NCAA finalist and Pan American silver medalist
· Ivy Martin, 2015 NCAA runner-up Caleb Weir 2014 NCAA runner-up
“As a fan of the sport, it has always been a vision of mine to organize a meet that brings world-class athletes together to race; and more importantly, to be a part of a better cause to support the Drowning Prevention Foundation. The community of Louisville is known for its tradition and support of high-level swimming. To bring a special event like this to our city and the University will have a lasting impact on our sport not only in Louisville, but nationwide,” said Arthur Albiero, Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming at UofL. “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone in Louisville and surrounding areas that want to experience and be a part of the first professional meet of this kind on U.S. soil.”
Tickets to the dinner and pro swim meet are open to the public and available through UofL ticket office online at the links below or calling 502-852-5151.
TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet tickets:
Dinner with professional swimmers: