USA Swimming Announces 2024 Domestic Meet Schedule; Adds 18&Under Spring Cups

USA Swimming has announced the dates and (most) locations for its 2024 meet schedule, with a total of 11 different competition weekends spanning 19 different locations.

18&Under Spring Cups:

The addition of three locations for 18&under Spring Cups is one of the highlights to the new schedule. Back in 2021, four competition sites hosted 18&under Spring Cups to help make up for the cancelations due to COVID-19 in the 2020 calendar year.

At the end of January this year, USA Swimming said that it “remains interested” in bringing the Spring Cups back for 2024, and now they have done so. Unlike 2021, the Spring Cups for this upcoming spring will be held at three sites instead of four.

Club Excellence Challenge Series

Although the meets already existed, USA Swimming has announced that the Speedo Grand Challenge, Atlanta Classic, and Longhorn Elite Invite will now be the “Club Excellence Challenge Series”. USA Swimming already has a “Club Excellence Program” in place which “identifies and recognizes USA Swimming member clubs for [their] commitment to performance excellence.”

Summer Champs

Once again taking after the 2021 calendar year, the LCM Summer Championships will look a little different. In 2021, the Summer Championships were not held in one location. Instead, it hosted both junior and senior swimmers in an east and west location. This summer was also different as it hosted the TYR Pro Championships and the Summer Junior Championships.  For 2024, the Senior Summer Championship and Junior Summer National Championships will be combined.

US Open 25 Yards

Another notable meet on the calendar is that the US Open at the beginning of December will be in the short course yards (25 yards) format. The meet has been held under the long course meters (50 meters) format since 2016. In 2016, the winter after the Rio Olympics, the “Winter National Championships” were held under the 25 yards format.

Full 2024 Domestic Meet Schedule:

Dates Event Location
Jan 10-13 TYR Pro Swim Series
Knoxville, Tenn.
Mar 6-9 TYR Pro Swim Series Westmont, Ill.
Apr 10-13 TYR Pro Swim Series
San Antonio, Texas
May 3-5 Open Water National and Junior National Championships
Sarasota, Fla.
May 1-4 or May 2-5 18&U Spring Cups: three sites
Elkhart, Ind; Mesa, Ariz; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
May 15-18 Club Excellence Challenge Series
Speedo Grand Challenge, Irvine, Calif; Atlanta Classic, Atlanta, Ga; Longhorn Elite Invite, Austin, Texas
Jun 15-23 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming
Indianapolis, Ind.
Jul 23-27 Speedo Summer Champs (senior & junior combined) Irvine, Calif.
Jul 24-27 Futures: five sites
Huntsville, Ala; Austin, Texas; Minneapolis, Minn; Sacramento, Calif; Richmond, Va. (Jul 25-28)
Dec 4-7 Toyota U.S. Open (25y) TBA
Dec 11-14 Speedo Winter Juniors
West: TBD East: TBD


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3 months ago

Will the 18U spring cup meets be in SCY or LCM?

4 months ago

Do we know which venue Washington swimmers will attend for Futures ’24? They were at North Dakota for ’23 so I’m curious if they’ll be at the California or Minnesota venue.

Comfy Pants
4 months ago

Without published qualifying standards, does anyone know if the 18&U Spring Cups are intended for Sectionals-level swimmers? The timing seems right.

Reply to  Comfy Pants
4 months ago

In 2021 it was about half way between sectionals and futures and the time standards were also a little faster than sectionals but not as fast as futures

4 months ago

No mention of Sectionals dates?

Reply to  sally
4 months ago

Sectionals dates are different all around the country and aren’t really set by USA Swimming.

Tim Jones
4 months ago

Nothing at Spire in geneva? And I’ve heard they are also losing most of their college meets. What is going on there?

Reply to  Tim Jones
4 months ago

Hotels and eateries are a problem. Who wants to stay 30min away. Cleveland State, Columbus, Buffalo. Hell YSU are better options. The hotels and restaurants didn’t buy into the theory “if you build it they will come.

Reply to  Part-Timer
3 months ago

Futures was super boring there – had way more fun at NCSAs this year

Reply to  Part-Timer
3 months ago

Weird – because we loved it when Zones was held there (prob because they were 10U and only 1 session per day). I’ll take that pool and the drive any day over the problematic Lenexa pool.

4 months ago

Why insisting on yards when major international meets are lcm?

Reply to  Isabella
4 months ago

guessing since it’s a post olympic winter, they just wanna have fun that’s all

Coach Sean
4 months ago

Do we know qualifying standards for Jan, March, April TYR Pro? and the 18&U cup meets?

Seems like USA swimming typically waits too long to post these?

Need time plan or create goals

Reply to  Coach Sean
4 months ago

We don’t. I would ask for a timeline, but they haven’t hit a deadline on an announcement in years so I would guess that I wouldn’t be given one.

4 months ago

How about US Open being SC Meters??? I would like to see Luca Mijatovic, Maximus Williamson, Henry McFadden, Aaron Shackell, and Thomas Heilman swim SC Meters. I think that would be fun.
But USA Swimming does not like SC Meter meets or we will NEVER see that happen in the US.

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