USA Swimming Announces 300-Person March Pro Swim Series At San Antonio

The 2021 Pro Swim Series will return to San Antonio, this time with a slightly-expanded participant field from March 3-6.

The coronavirus pandemic has continually shuffled around USA Swimming’s plans for its yearly Pro Swim Series. The early goal was to start the series with a November meet in Irvine, California. But that stop was pushed to January for what would have been a three-site meet split between Irvine, Richmond, Virginia and San Antonio, Texas. Ultimately, the Irvine stop was canceled, and the meet went on with Richmond and San Antonio hosting in mid-January.

Now, USA Swimming has announced that the series will make another stop in San Antonio, this time in March.

The meet will take place in long course meters at the Bill Walker Pool & Josh Davis Natatorium, where the January meet also took place.

The two-site January stop capped each site at 200 total athletes – 100 men and 100 women. This time around, the San Antonio site will expand to 150 men and 150 women for 300 total athletes. That means more athletes in San Antonio, but without a second site, fewer total athletes competing.

All athletes and coaches will have to present negative COVID-19 tests before competition, and will complete a “daily digital symptom tracker” for 14 days leading up to the meet.

USA Swimming says the meet will air on NBCSN, the Olympic Channel, and will be live-streamed via

Athletes will need to have a Wave I Olympic Trials cut in order to compete:

Wave I Olympic Trials Cut Event
Wave I Olympic Trials Cut
23.19 50 Free 25.99
50.49 100 Free 56.29
1:50.79 200 Free 2:01.69
3:57.29 400 Free 4:16.89
8:12.99 800 Free 8:48.09
15:44.89 1500 Free 16:49.19
56.59 100 Back 1:02.69
2:02.99 200 Back 2:14.69
1:03.29 100 Breast 1:10.99
2:17.89 200 Breast 2:33.29
54.19 100 Fly 1:00.69
2:01.19 200 Fly 2:14.59
2:04.09 200 IM 2:17.39
4:25.99 400 IM 4:51.79

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7 months ago

It was great to see a couple of swimmers make their OT cuts at the last PSS stops. I guess that won’t be possible in March. Will have to settle for wave 1’ers making their wave 2 cuts.

7 months ago

The cuts are not exactly Wave 1 cuts. Just checked a couple and they are very slightly slower.

Reply to  Coach
7 months ago

In January, cuts were OT cuts. It was only after the registration deadline that they expanded it to other people. It gave them a month to prepare. It can be done again depending on when the deadline is. There’s still a chance for those people!

NE Swim
7 months ago

How r swimmers supposed to make Olympic trials cuts when all the long course meets aren’t available to them??

7 months ago

Will this be by invite again? National athletes supported type of meet like January?

Cal Dad
7 months ago

Will they allow spectators?

Over This
7 months ago

This is currently posted on their website, under Time Standards for this meet. It has SCY qualifying time. According to this article though, this meet only qualifies LCM times. So, is this meet qualifying both SCY and LCM times?

Reply to  Over This
7 months ago

We’re working to reconcile what’s on the site with what was sent out today, but the announcement today seems pretty explicit:

“To qualify, athletes must have a U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming Wave I qualifying time.”

Reply to  Braden Keith
7 months ago

Confirmed with USA Swimming what’s in the story above: swimmers must have at least a Wave I cut to qualify for the PSS.

The standards listed on the USA Swimming Event Channel yesterday were out of date. You’ll notice that they’ve been removed.

7 months ago

Will they have a percent number of spectator capacity or none at all?

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