Austin, Atlanta to Host New Winter Junior East/West Championships

Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia will host the 2015 Winter Junior Nationals – East, and Winter Junior Nationals – West championship meets in December.

The meet locations and dates have been posted on the USA Swimming website, and they will be run concurrently from December 9th-12th.

The “East” meet is going to be in Atlanta, Georgia (presumably at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center), while the “West” meet is going to be held in Austin, Texas (presumably at the Texas Swim Center).

This will be the first year where USA Swimming has hosted a split Winter Junior National Championships. This was the solution prescribed by USA Swimming for the problem of meets that were growing too large to be hosted in any one location, but with qualifying standards that were getting too close to those required for the Winter Senior National Championships.

Federal Way, Washington is scheduled to host the senior Winter National Championships.

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Atl, Ga swimmer

I don’t have to travel at all now it’s 30 min from my house! #blessed


Technically it is not the first time. It was one when started in 70’s then split in East-west and even to 3. Then some of the “top authorities” said it wasn’t serving purpose such as Schubert, Persley ,Wood ,Quick and Sterkle at convention. Then it comes back later. It is still at the wrong time of year. SC should be in early April. That is why NCSA and now Clearwater are filling the gap there.


Will the meet be a long course or short course venue?


It should be short course, but coming up on an Olympic year in 2016 it may be long course


Any idea yet which states will be “East” and which will be “West”?

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