Further, with the next set of USA Swimming National Championship meets announced, the major meet schedule for the next year-plus after the Olympics is shaping up. When this list is added to the locales on the 2013 Grand Prix Series, we can get an idea where the country’s best swimmers, headed for the next Olympics, will start to appear.
The major National Championship meets will make its rounds on the usual circuit of high-profile venues: Indy, Austin, and the University of Tennessee. With good cause too – these venues always host strong meets and turn out great crowds to watch. It would be nice to see some new venues get in on the action, but there aren’t a whole lot of locations, near significant urban areas, that can handle this size of meet.
August 7th-11th – 2012 U.S. Open – Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana
August 13th-17th – 2012 Junior Nationals- Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana
November 29th – December 1st – 2012 Winter Nationals – University of Texas, Austin, Texas
December 6th-8th – 2012 Winter Jr. Nationals – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
June 25th-29th – 2013 World Championship Trials – Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana
July 19th-August 4th – 2013 World Championships – Barcelona, Spain
July 30th-August 3rd – 2013 U.S. Open – Irvine, California
August 5th – August 9th – 2013 Jr. Nationals – Irvine, California
December 5th-7th – 2013 Winter Nationals – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
December 12th-14th – 2013 Winter Jr. Nationals – Location TBD