High-Level International Meets For May 2023

We made it through April, which was a month stacked with international Trial meets all aimed at qualification for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships set for July in Fukuoka, Japan

  • As a reminder, you can see all World Championships rosters as they are revealed here.

The month of May still brings some notable competitions, primarily the 2023 Southeast Asian Games, Australia’s Sydney Open, as well as two stops along the Mare Nostrum Tour.

As such, make note of the following lineup of elite international meets and let me know in the comments of any I may have inadvertently missed.

05/01 – 05/08 Chinese Nationals (CHN)
05/01 – 05/02 Swimming Cup of Russia (RUS)
05/04 – 05/06 Acropolis Swim Open (GRE)
05/06 – 05/11 Southeast Asian Games, swimming (CAM)

05/11 – 05/13 Estonian Open Championships (EST)
05/11 – 05/13 Grand Prix Pardubice (CZE)
05/12 – 05/13 Trofeo Internacional de Natacion Villa de Gijon (ESP)
05/12 – 05/13 Innsbrucker Swim Meet (AUT)
05/12 – 05/14 Sydney Open (AUS)
05/12 – 05/14 Speedo Atlantic Classic (USA)
05/13 – 05/14 Mare Nostrum Canet (FRA)
05/15 – 05/16 Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona (ESP)

05/17 – 05/20 National Swimming Championships (GRE)
05/17 – 05/20 Pro Swim Series Mission Viejo (USA)
05/17 – 05/18 Mare Nostrum Barcelona (ESP)
05/18 – 05/20 Danish International Swim Cup (DEN)
05/18 – 05/21 Speedo Sectionals (USA)
05/19 – 05/20 Meeting Internazionale del Verbano Tenero-Contra (SUI)
05/20 – 05/21 Mare Nostrum Monaco (MON)

05/26 – 05/28 AP Race International (GBR)
05/26 – 05/27 XV Meeting Cidade de Coimbra (POR)
05/26 – 05/27 Trofeo de Natacion Villa de Mairena del Aljarafe (ESP)
05/26 – 05/28 Glasgow International Swim Meet (GBR)

05/30 – 06/03 Absolute Brazilian Swimming Championships (BRA)

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Bo Jacobsen
10 months ago

Just a small correction. Danish International Swim Cup in Esbjerg, Denmark is may 19-21.

10 months ago

Mare Nostrum just two meets this year? What happened to Barcelona?

Reply to  Chas
10 months ago

I think “Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona” is supposed to be Mare Nostrum but the dates are wrong according to the Mare Nostrum website.

10 months ago

With China lifting the COVID-19 lockdown policy, the Chinese Nationals should be compelling.

Argentina on top 🇦🇷
10 months ago

@Retta, Here are meets that are missing from the list:

Swimming Cup of Russia 1st stage:
1st-2nd May in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Speedo Atlanta Classic (12th-14th May):
According to a pod Brent Arckey did with Hawke last week, Summer McIntosh is going to be at this meet.

Speedo Sectionals in Richmond (18th-21th May):
We might see UVA go to this meet instead of Mission Viejo.

Also, do you know when will the SS Breakdown be uploaded ?

Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
10 months ago

Is there anywhere I can watch the Atlanta Classic? And it’s LCM right?

Reply to  phelpsfan
10 months ago

It is a LCM. It might be on YouTube under USA swimming where they have live streams.

Reply to  Argentina on top 🇦🇷
10 months ago

Thank you

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