Pacific Swimming, Potomac Valley Swimming and the New England Region YMCA are among the authorities to cancel age group championship meets Tuesday due to coronavirus-related closures and mandates.
Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics
Potomac Valley Swimming Junior Olympics
Potomac Valley Swimming announced Tuesday it would cancel its upcoming JO meet Mafter the host, the University of Maryland, canceled all campus events through April 5.
“It is too early to know if the meet can be rescheduled at a later date,” PVS chair Tim Husson wrote in the announcement.
New England Swimming YMCA Championships
The 2020 New England YMCA Swimming Championship was also canceled as of Tuesday due to host school MIT’s ban on events bringing more than 150 people to campus.
“We asked for an exemption for our event, but the University said they are remaining firm on the policy,” the New England announcement said.
Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics Back On
Initially forced to cancel after the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center closed their doors, Southern California Swimming has found a new host for their Junior Olympics in Mission Viejo. Most pools in Southern California are outdoors, including the Marguerite Aquatic Center, which in theory should reduce the rate of spread of the virus. Read more here.
Ohio Swimming Junior Olympics Postponed
Ohio Swimming posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday that the Ohio Junior Olympics are being postponed, but that the LSC is “actively working on an alternative meet option in the future.” The meet was scheduled from March 13th-15th at Ohio State University. This follows several other adjustments to events in Ohio, including closing the MAC basketball championships to spectators and limiting spectators at Ohio High School sporting events.
SwimSwam will continue to update this article with announced meet cancelations.