USA Swimming Announces Five Sites For 2023 Futures Championships

USA Swimming announced a few updates to its 2023 domestic calendar on Tuesday while also revealing the five sites for next year’s Futures Championship meets.

The 2023 Futures Championship meets will be held in the following locations, all taking place from July 26-29, 2023:

  • Region 1 – Richmond, Virginia – SwimRVA
  • Region 2 – Ocala, Florida – Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST)
  • Region 3 – West Fargo, North Dakota – Hulbert Aquatic Center
  • Region 4 – San Antonio, Texas – Bill Walker Pool
  • Region 5 – Sacramento, California – North Natomas Aquatic Center

Next summer will mark the eighth year of the Futures Championships, with the format undergoing a change this past year as USA Swimming’s Board of Directors added a fifth region and adjusted the boundary map accordingly. Prior to 2022, there were only four hosting sites for the four designated regions.

This past summer, the Futures meets were held in Geneva, Ohio, Cary, N.C., Minneapolis, Minn., College Station, Texas, and Santa Clara, Calif.

The Futures Championships are designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior National or National Championships, and are open to swimmers of all ages. However, the inclusion of senior-aged swimmers came into question this past summer.

The Futures time standards remain the same as they’ve been dating back to 2019. See below:

2023 FUTURES TIME STANDARDS

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Bill walker pool in Tx has to be the worst location for a futures meet since it’s literally a garage and it’s not that big

swimdad
Reply to  Anonymous
3 months ago

Agreed! UT Austin or Texas A&M would be a better pool than the Bill Walker Pool

NCSwimFan
3 months ago

I love the premise of Futures and don’t have a HUGE issue with 19O qualifiers attending. But the bigger issue to me is allowing anyone with a senior nationals time standard to attend.

I understand some travel concerns for certain teams which leads them to take all swimmers including those at senior national level to Futures, but it really wrecks the purpose of the meet IMO. Before when this wasn’t allowed it really promoted the stepping stone between sectionals & junior nationals, but with this requirement gone I think that’s gone by the wayside as well.

maximum mchuge
3 months ago

Compensating for the bad showing at Minneapolis by adding some lscs that went to Cary

Austin Swim Mom
3 months ago

According to teammates, Bill Walker couldn’t even host a descent STAGS (S. TX Age Group Swimming, i.e. basically USA A cuts+) summer 2022. Very sad to see this choice of venue for Futures 2023.

Coach Macgyver
Reply to  Austin Swim Mom
3 months ago

It is still a very new pool and AAAA has a demonstrated history of running several successful swim meets. What happened at STAGS was really out of their hands. Can’t predict a pipe bust and they did a great job keeping families and coaches informed and aware of options.

Between the lighting, the multiple pools, parking, hospitality and the fact the AAAA coaches are awesome, I don’t doubt for a minute that the Futures swim meet won’t be a massive success.

D2 súper fan
3 months ago

Futures at spire >>

Swammer
Reply to  D2 súper fan
3 months ago

Minus the no cell phone reception, no close hotels, no permanent sound system…

Hswimmer
Reply to  Swammer
3 months ago

Yikes

Imagine
Reply to  D2 súper fan
3 months ago

Futures at Spire is an abomination.

Swimmermom71
Reply to  D2 súper fan
3 months ago

We were there in July. The air quality was terrible, no cell reception, and no A/C on deck. I’m a coach and was there for prelims/ distance/ finals every day, and it was miserable! And three of our swimmers attending are asthmatic, two being my daughters. It was a rough few days!

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James Sutherland

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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