ORLANDO, Florida, February 11. ORLANDO swim fans are invited to come meet their favorite Team USA swimmers during the Arena Grand Prix at Orlando at the YMCA Aquatics Center on International Drive, February 14-16. The “Autograph Arena” is open to the public daily and does not require an event ticket.
Arena North America GM Tim McCool said the Autograph Arena is part of the company's commitment to growing the sport of swimming.
“As the presenting sponsor, Arena is committed to making the Arena Grand Prix meets exciting and memorable experiences for swim fans. Providing this opportunity for local kids to meet their swimming heroes is a great way to add to the excitement. Most everyone has a memory of meeting a professional athlete, and Arena wanted to create that memory for kids in Orlando. And who knows? This experience just might inspire one of these youngsters to rise to the Olympic level, and someday be signing autographs themself.”
The Autograph Arena will be open the following hours:
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday open to the public
4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday open to the public
8:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday for Ticket Holders Only
Additionally, the first 200 children to attend the meet with a ticket each evening will receive a limited edition “Arena Grand Prix” autograph book.
Meet tickets are available at the YMCA Aquatics Center Admissions Desk. Children 8 years of age and under are $5. Adult tickets are $15. For more information, click here.
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