USA Swimming Announces Updates To 2023 Schedule, Adds New Pro Championship Event

USA Swimming announced a few minor changes to its 2023 domestic calendar on Tuesday.

Perhaps the most important change from a scheduling perspective is that the Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine will now take place after the senior national meet, not before, which it was initially scheduled to do.

However, the more intriguing change was the renaming of a few events, most notably the senior national meet in Irvine that will be held the week prior to Junior Nationals.

What was previously the U.S. National Championships is now listed as the “TYR Pro Championships,” while the International Team Trials are now called U.S. Nationals.

The national governing body has also added five sites for the 2023 Futures Championships to take place July 26-29. Read more on that here.

USA Swimming Schedule Changes

  • Junior Nationals in Irvine moved from July 25-29 to July 31-August 4.
  • U.S. Nationals in Irvine moved from August 1-5 to July 26-29 and renamed the TYR Pro Championships.
  • International Team Trials in Indianapolis renamed National Championships (still June 27-July 1).
  • Futures Championships added for five sites for July 26-29.

The National Championship meet in Indianapolis will remain the qualifying competition for the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, along with the 2023 World Junior Championships and the 2023 Pan American Games.

The previously scheduled Pro Swim Series events in Knoxville, Tenn., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Westmont, Ill., and Mission Viejo, Calif., remain on the schedule as initially announced in July.

A USA Swimming spokesperson told SwimSwam there’s not a significant difference between the Pro Championship meet and U.S. Nationals, and that the pro championship is not related to the PSS meets.

The Pro Championships will begin the day after the conclusion of the pool swimming competition at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, making it extremely difficult for Worlds team members to compete in Irvine.

Updated 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 National Championships Indianapolis, Ind.
Jul 26-29 TYR Pro Championships Irvine, Calif.
Jul 26-29 Futures Championships Ocala, Fla.; West Fargo, N.D.; San Antonio, Texas; Richmond, Va.; Sacramento, Calif.
Aug 1-5 Speedo Junior 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

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3 months ago

I like this change to calling it the Pro Championships. It’s always been weird to call someone the “national champion” when the fastest person in the country isn’t even at the meet (i.e. they’re at Worlds or Pan Pacs or whatever other meet).

I also hope that now that it’s no longer Nationals that this will convince more junior swimmers to go to Junior Nationals rather than just Nationals. Junior Nationals was a lot more fun when the best junior swimmers actually went (I’m thinking of 2013, for example, when we watched swimmers like Ella Eastin, Katie McLaughlin, and many others dominate the meet).

3 months ago

Is there no WUG meet this quad?

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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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