Indy Nat Preparing For World Champions Trials (PHOTO VAULT)

Tony Carroll will be supporting the SwimSwam efforts at next week’s National Championships and World Championship Trials at his home natatorium. Today, he traveled around and took some shots of the preparations.

He reports that Omega will be at the facility today to finish installing the new blocks and the rest of the timing equipment, and that the pool is expected to be “race ready” by Sunday, with the meet set to start on Tuesday.

The flags still hang in Indy from the NCAA Championship meets that were hsoted there at the end of March, but will be replaced by the time competition starts on Tuesday. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

The flags still hang in Indy from the NCAA Championship meets that were hsoted there at the end of March, but will be replaced by the time competition starts on Tuesday. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

A great "overall effect" shot of the Nat as it's about ready to race. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

A great “overall effect” shot of the Nat as it’s about ready to race. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

The door from which swimmers will emerge for event finals; this concept has become quite popular at FINA level events. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

The door from which swimmers will emerge for event finals; this concept has become quite popular at FINA level events. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

A black curtain has been hung on the opposite wall of the scoreboard behind the American flag. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

A black curtain has been hung on the opposite wall of the scoreboard behind the American flag. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

Another shot of the blocks prepped for Omega installation. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

Another shot of the blocks prepped for Omega installation. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

The podiums. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

The podiums. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

This camera track is used at the biggest meets and allows cameramen smooth tracking down the pool for in-race tracking during meets. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

This camera track is used at the biggest meets and allows cameramen smooth tracking down the pool for in-race tracking during meets. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

USA Swimming has hung large blue curtains to serve as a backdrop for the scoreboard (Photo: Tony Carroll)

USA Swimming has hung large blue curtains to serve as a backdrop for the scoreboard (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

Meet Staff works on preparing the starting blocks for new installments by Omega on Friday. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

Meet Staff works on preparing the starting blocks for new installments by Omega on Friday. (Photo: Tony Carroll)

 

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Kelly

I wonder why they covered the other scoreboards with the black curtain? I would have thought they’d keep those scoreboards for results and run the board opposite of the pool for video? Hmmm. We’ll see on Monday.

bobo gigi

I can’t wait to watch this meet live! Cool time difference between Indianapolis and France (6 hours). For the moment it’s all about the USA track and field championships but I’m ready for Tuesday. The only serious chance of world record is the women’s 800 free with Katie Ledecky but I would be surprised. I believe she will keep her best for Barcelona. Anyway, world record or not, she will be the star of the week.

WHOKNOWS

Sure hope that we have two swimmers able to make the FINA “A” time in the women and men’s 200 meter butterfly. USA is very weak in those events!

About Tony Carroll

Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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