American Short Course Championships Relocated to San Antonio

The American Short Course Championships set for March 2nd-4th have moved from Texas’s Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center to the Northside ISD Natatorium in San Antonio. The meet dates have not changed, and prelims will still start at 9:30 am CT with finals at 6:00 pm CT.

According to Charles Logan, the facility director, “The Texas Swimming Center has experienced a plumbing leak, and as a result, we’ve elected to relocate the American Short Course Championship.”

The American Short Course Championships serve as a joint club meet and last chance meet for college men’s swimmers before the NCAA Division I Nationals at the end of the month. Though the meet is not a USA Swimming-defined national championship, it has drawn big-name senior swimmers in the past. Last year, Abbey Weitzeil set new American and U.S. Open record in the 50 yard free at this meet with her 21.12.

This time around, top-flight senior swimmers like Amanda Weir will take on nationally-ranked high-school-aged talents like Sean Grieshop, Nikol Popov, Eva Merrell, and Regan Barneyalongside NCAA swimmers like Will Glass and PJ Dunne.

You can see the psych sheets for the meet here.

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Sir Swimsalot
4 years ago


4 years ago

Yes talk about bummer, none of hotels are letting teams cancel any hotel nights to rebook for San Antonio, so you are stuck paying for for 3 hotel nights in Austin you will not use while paying for new hotels in San Antonio or drive 3 hours a day. Thanks for the non-customer friendly Hilton hotel chains lack of response. I get a one night penalty, but really, 3 nights??

Reply to  irritatedswimparent
4 years ago

I use and they always have some options that require no prepayment and you can cancel for no charge 1 day out. and of course southwest air no rebooking fees if you cancel..I love that I can not have any travel funds at risk when a meet is booked.

4 years ago


4 years ago

Going to be some hotel cancellations.

4 years ago

Very sad that the entire Austin has only one pool for that level of competition.

By the way, real swimming action will be few miles away – South Texas A+ Age Group Championship will be also at San Antonio this weekend. 🙂

4 years ago

The caption on your picture says the meet is being moved from Austin to Austin. Might wanna fix that.

Yeah Right
4 years ago

The UT pool leaks more than the NISD pool? That is surprising.

Crown Bird
4 years ago

The meet is awful. Changed it from UT to a warm down pool in San Antonio. Lots of parents and kids disappointed to say the least.

Paul J
Reply to  Crown Bird
4 years ago

Coaches were given notice at 5:30pm the night before about the change of location. Complete joke.

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