SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side, or you can find the poll embedded at the bottom of this post.
Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to pick their favorite host city for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials:
Question: Which city would you like to see host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials?
- Omaha, NE – 37.1%
- Indianapolis, IN – 34.7%
- San Antonio, TX – 18.0%
- Minneapolis, MN – 10.2%
37.1% of voters would like to see the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials return to Omaha, Nebraska in 2024, while 34.7% favor Indianapolis, Indiana.
Unsurprisingly, those two locations are the most familiar to fans as hosts of major meets. Omaha has hosted U.S. Olympic Trials for the last four Olympic cycles: 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2021 (postponed from 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic). Indianapolis has been a regular host city for U.S. Nationals as well as the 2017 World Junior Championships.
For many fans, though, naming those cities brings up images of their well-known aquatics facilities: IUPUI in Indy, the Northside Swim Center in San Antonio, and the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center in Minneapolis. However, 2024 Olympic Trials wouldn’t take place in any of those pools. As in Omaha, where meet organizers build a temporary pool into the CHI Health Center, each of these cities would build a racing course into an established professional sports stadium.
Indianapolis would put its pool in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and the NFL combine.
Minneapolis would build a pool into U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and host of Super Bowl LII.
San Antonio would build its pool into the Alamodome, former home of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs and host of college football’s Alamo Bowl.
Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Poll, which asks voters to choose the best first-round rookie draft pick of the ISL Draft:
The A3 Performance Poll is courtesy of A3 Performance, a SwimSwam partner