USA Swimming Sets Nationals, World Trials Schedule Through 2013

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

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Locker rooms?
8 years ago

I’m going to be interested in seeing how the bathrooms work at UT! This facility has very small locker rooms and minimal restrooms on deck. It’s a great pool and fun to watch but wasn’t designed for large numbers of swimmers! Hopefully they will figure it out!

Reply to  Locker rooms?
8 years ago

What is it with the Tennessee fascination? It is a great pool, but their locker rooms are not designed for meets larger than 200 people? And it’s a nightmare to fly into. There’s a reason why the Olympic Team chartered a get to DC; they would have had to have connecting flights to get out of Knoxville.

Reply to  Locker rooms?
8 years ago

I was just in K-town and there was talk of expanding those areas for the reasons you mentioned.

8 years ago

Why are World Champs Trials and US Open (Nationals) two separate meets? Everyone tapers for Trials anyway, right? And what good is a national title when all the best are in Barcelona?

Reply to  Braden Keith
8 years ago

Cesar Cielo was present at the 2009 world championship trials, i think he went like 21.1 and beat everyone there from the b-final since he was a foreigner

But they may have changed the rules now, but foreigners were allowed to compete at the trials just not in the A-final

Reply to  JackedAndTan
8 years ago

Unless Busch has changed something, the World Champs Trials IS the National Championship meet (Sr Nats). In years when there is no world champs or Olympic Trials, the August meet is called Sr National Championships – with the winners named national champions. In years – such as this summer – with a world champs or Olympic Trials – the winner at the trials is the national champion, and the August meet is called US Open.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.

Vincent Rivera
8 years ago

How do you tryout to be on the Olympic team or the jr. team? is it those dates above???

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