USA Swimming Announces 2023 Domestic Calendar, Including World Trials In Indy

USA Swimming announced a 10-meet domestic schedule for 2023 on Wednesday, including its qualifying meet for the World Championships and four Pro Swim Series stops.

The competition schedule will feature the 2023 International Team Trials taking place from June 27-July 1 in Indianapolis.

“Our goal is to provide as much clarity as possible regarding next year’s calendar as early as possible, enabling our members to develop training regimes that optimize performance while allowing membership to organize their year accordingly,” USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey said.

“We are investing in quality competitions at a cadence that will set athletes up for success and will look to finalize locations for every event as soon as possible.”

The dates for the International Team Trials leave just two weeks between the end of the Trials and the beginning of the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, which will take place July 14-30.

The competition schedule for Fukuoka has yet to be released, so it’s possible there’s a three-week break for the swimmers between competitions if pool swimming falls during the second week of Worlds (it was in Week 1 this year in Budapest).

This year, U.S. World Championship qualifiers had seven weeks between Trials and Worlds, which was abnormally long after the dates for Worlds were pushed back and USA Swimming kept its late April Trials date in Greensboro.

During Olympic years, the gap between Trials and the Games has typically been one month.

Indianapolis has been a go-to stop for USA Swimming meets over the years, including hosting USA Swimming’s World Championship Trials in 2017.

2023 USA Swimming Schedule

Date Competition Location
Jan 11-14 Pro Swim Series Knoxville, Tenn.
Mar 1-4 Pro Swim Series Ft Lauderdale, Fla.
Apr 12-15 Pro Swim Series Westmont, Ill.
Apr 21-23 Open Water Nationals Sarasota, Fla.
May 17-20 Pro Swim Series Mission Viejo, Calif.
Jun 27-July 1 International Team Trials Indianapolis, Ind.
Jul 25-29 Speedo Junior National Championships Irvine, Calif.
Aug 1-5 National Championships Irvine, Calif.
Nov 29-Dec 2 U.S. Open TBD
Dec 6-9 Speedo Winter Junior Championships (East) TBD
Dec 6-9 Speedo Winter Junior Championships (West) TBD

USA Swimming confirmed that the International Team Trials would be used for selection for the 2023 World Championships, while selection for the 2024 Worlds in Doha remains TBD.

The Pro Swim Series will have four stops in Knoxville, Tenn., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Westmont, Ill., and Mission Viejo, Calif., all of which will come before World Trials.

This year, PSS meets were held in both Westmont and Mission Viejo, while the scheduled stop in Knoxville was canceled due to COVID-19.

As has been common in past years, the Junior National and U.S. National Championships will fall during back-to-back weeks at the same location next year, taking place in Irvine, where the 2022 Nationals will be in two weeks’ time.

Locations for the U.S. Open and the Speedo Winter Junior Championships (East and West) toward the end of the year remain TBD.

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Riccardo
2 months ago

Hopefully the US at least medals in every relay in Fukuoka so they don’t have to send a strong team to Doha.

FINA is going to force nations to send a strong team to Doha for relay qualification so that the meet isn’t a total mockery. Spineless move.

Armstrong 100 back gold in Fukuoka
2 months ago

Off topic but the Visa issues at the World athletics Championships partially explains why US shouldn’t hold big international meets.:)

Last edited 2 months ago by Armstrong 100 back gold in Fukuoka
Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
2 months ago

The International Team Trials should be held at least a week earlier. At the latest, the collegiate athletes should be done with finals by Friday, 09 June 2023.

OLOAP
2 months ago

Pandemic and crazy squeezing of events this year by FINA forced USA Swimming to dismiss, at least temporarily, those insane trials for pre-Olympic Worlds the summer prior to them…

oxyswim
Reply to  OLOAP
2 months ago

Is actually be fine if 2023 trials doubled as 24 trials. There’s no reason to add another taper that close to the Olympics and there will be so many people declining spots anyway.

Outside of this unique instance, trials the year before the actual competition should be done away with for good.

OLOAP
Reply to  oxyswim
2 months ago

It might be, or probably they’ll use US Open in December…but I still have hope these Worlds will be cancelled

Frannie
2 months ago

No futures?

HoosierEli
2 months ago

Having Jrs and Nationals at Irvine AGAIN in 2023? Surely there are other locations wanting/willing to host that would be less costly for swimmers and their families?

cynthia curran
Reply to  HoosierEli
2 months ago

Well, I can’t blame you for wanting someplace cheaper. Irvine like Mission Viejo do get lot of money from these events so they pushed for them. In fact I read they are building another Hotel in Irvine. Learn a lot of the tourist business from Anaheim and Disneyland. Well, you should eventually get some event closer to home. Masters shifts around more than USA swimming on their nationals.

BleepBloop
Reply to  HoosierEli
9 days ago

Isn’t it rumored/news that Irvine is building a third outdoor pool at the same aquatic center? If so that probably is the most enticing location to host many future national and junior national meets tbh.

Noah
2 months ago

Just 2 weeks?

This Guy
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

Gonna make for some interesting swims

Timekeeper
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

2 weeks is actually perfect. The top Texas HS coaches have a ton of experience holding on to a taper to go just as fast or faster in 2 weeks. USA swimming should snag one as an advisor at the training camp lol

chickenlamp
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

Yeah, that seems tight for such a big time zone difference

timos
Reply to  Noah
2 months ago

Swimming typically takes place in the second week of the World Championships. This year is an exception. So most likely it will be 3 weeks in between.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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