U.S. Olympian Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.) will represent the USA Swimming Foundation at the 2014 YMCA Short Course National Championships on Tuesday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.
“I’m thrilled to be attending Y Nationals this year for the first time on behalf of the Foundation,” said Meyer. “My swimming career started with the Glens Falls YMCA Gators when I was just 7 years old. I think the team atmosphere is incredibly exciting and is what swimming is all about.”
Meyer will lead the athlete parade at 5:15 p.m. and will then swim the ceremonial first lap. Following his swim, the 2012 Olympian will sign autographs and take photos before presenting awards at the conclusion of the event.
The event is open to the media. More information can be found here.
Meyer’s appearance at the YMCA Nationals is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmer to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visitSwimToday.org.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org
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