Ann Arbor Named Top Swimming City in America by USA Swimming

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ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 14. IN a study released by USA Swimming today, Ann Arbor, Mich., has been named the Top Swimming City in America.

The study, that includes things like the number of swimmers in the area, number of swim clubs, and number of accessible pools in comparison to the total population of the area, wound up naming Ann Arbor as the top city in the U.S. The Santa Clara area comes in second with Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina standing third.

“It’s no surprise that Ann Arbor is the top swim city in America considering the strength of the swimming community and how many great swimmers and world record holders have come out of the area,” former University of Michigan swimming coach Jon Urbancheck told Yahoo Sports. “I lived and coached in Ann Arbor for thirty years, and I can’t think of a better place for swimming.”

Rank, Metropolitan Area
1., Ann Arbor, Michigan
2., San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
3., Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
4., Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
5., San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
6., Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
7., Madison, Wisconsin
8., Austin-Round Rock, Texas
9., Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
10., Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
11., Washington, D.C. area
12., San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
13., Boulder, Colorado
14., Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
15., Colorado Springs, Colorado
16., Anchorage, Alaska
17., Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota/Wisconsin
18., Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
19., Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
20., Santa Barbara-Santa Maria, California
21., Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
22., Lincoln, Nebraska
23., Richmond, Virginia
24., Denver-Aurora, Colorado
25., Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North Carolina/South Carolina
26., Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
27., Tallahassee, Florida
28., Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
29., Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa/Illinois
30., Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
31., Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
32., Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska/Iowa
33., Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Illinois
34., Provo-Orem, Utah
35., Reno-Sparks, Nevada
36., Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Oregon/Washington
37., New Haven-Milford, Connecticut
38., Albuquerque, New Mexico
39., Columbus, Ohio
40., Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
41., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
42., Tucson, Arizona
43., Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, California
44., Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana
45., Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Florida
46., Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
47., Fort Wayne, Indiana
48., South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana/Michigan
49., Rochester, New York
50., Salt Lake City, Utah

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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