2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- How to watch the U.S. Open
The 2019 U.S. Open will kick off tomorrow and we have gathered all the information you need to follow the action.
You can read our previews about the top 5 races to watch in the women’s and meet’s competitions, respectively:
Here we preview the top juniors to look out for. Note that Claire Curzan, who is listed as one of the eight U.S. junior women to watch at the U.S. Open, has withdrawn for medical reasons. She is expected to swim next week at Winter Juniors, however.
Session times are mostly 10:00 AM for prelims and 7:00 PM (19:00) for finals but there have been adjustments made to the schedule. The Wednesday distance session will begin at 6:00 PM (18:00) and the Saturday prelims session will begin at 8:00 AM, for starters. Due to television, Friday’s finals begin at 6:50 PM and Saturday’s at 6:20 PM. Generally speaking, here are the session start times in the major viewing markets:
|U.S. Eastern Time||10:00 AM||7:00 PM (19:00)|
|U.S. Central Time||9:00 AM||6:00 PM (18:00)|
|U.S. Mountain Time||8:00 AM||5:00 PM (17:00)|
|U.S. Pacific Time||7:00 AM||4:00 PM (16:00)|
|Rio Time||12:00 PM (noon)||9:00 PM (21:00)|
|London||3:00 PM (15:00)||12:00 AM (midnight)|
|Central European Time||4:00 PM (16:00)||1:00 AM (next day)|
|South Africa Time||5:00 PM (17:00)||2:00 AM (next day)|
|Moscow Time||6:00 PM (18:00)||3:00 AM (next day)|
|Gwangju/Tokyo Time||12:00 AM (midnight)||9:00 AM (next day)|
|Sydney Time||2:00 AM (next day)||11:00 AM (next day)|
In the Finals, the B (consolation) heat will swim first, followed by the A (championship) heat. After all the A and B heats are completed, the C (bonus) heat will be swum. International swimmers are eligible for all three heats.