Knoxville, TN To Host 2019 Pro Swim Series Opener Jan 9-12

Knoxville, Tennessee will host the first stop of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series on January 9-12.

Knoxville is a new addition to the traditional Pro Swim Series lineup, which last year opened with the usual January stop in Austin, Texas. The Knoxville Pro Swim Series meet will take place on January 9-12. That’s one week earlier than the very tentative USA Swimming Quad Plan listed as of July.

The Quad Plan had at the time listed five 2019 Pro Swim Series stops – one in January, one in March, one in April, one in May and one in June. That’s very similar to the 2018 Pro Swim Series, which had six stops spread between January (Austin), March (Atlanta), April (Mesa), May (Indianapolis), June (Santa Clara) and July (Columbus). With World University Games in early July and Worlds and Nationals in late July, the 2019 schedule crowds out a July stop for the Pro Swim Series.

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey mentioned the Pro Swim Series in his ‘State of the Sport’ address this week, noting that the full schedule of events would be announced next month.

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James Beam
3 years ago

Any idea what the time standards will be?

3 years ago

Sweet looking facility.

Reply to  OolMann
3 years ago

Not enough deck space

Reply to  OolMann
3 years ago

Air quality can be bad. LSC championship was rough on the eyes and lungs.

Reply to  stillcoughing
3 years ago

Same with Winter Juniors… too many kids coughing their lungs out

3 years ago

And the locker situation is not good (politically correct)

Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

Can you elaborate on the PC locker room situation?

Reply to  Dan
3 years ago

Their locker rooms suck! (Not PC)! About 5 people can use it at a time and only 1 toilet! They have other locker rooms but they are a hike away! I bet there will be lots of deck changes even though they are illegal by USA swimming!

Swim chick
Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

They sometimes open the Lady Vols locker room for big meets like this. The visiting locker room is not the biggest, but there is also a large bathroom on the spectator level. Since it is a big meet I would assume they will open up the old aquatic centers locker rooms for usage which is right next door, and is massive.

Stephen P
3 years ago

Deck experience is miserable and confined. Tight locker rooms, poor air quality…bad choice of venue.

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