SAN JOSE, California, March 23. THE 2010 Far Western Short Course Championships, hosted in Morgan Hill, Calif., April 8-11, will be streamed globally thanks to a partnership between Almaden Swim & Racquet Club, Pacific Swimming and SwimmingWorld.TV.
Finals races can be viewed live and on-demand via SwimmingWorld.TV. There will be play-by-play and interviews with some of the swimmers. It will be free to access, and is a great way for family and friends to catch the action.
"We are really excited about the partnership with Swimming World," said Meet Director, Mark Scannell. "Last year this premier championship age group meet hosted 1,325 swimmers from 11 States and 168 Swim Clubs. Former U.S. Olympic Medalists Tara Kirk ('04), Matt Grevers ('08) and Lynn Vidali ('68 & '72) were on hand to present medals to the event finalists. This year, we are looking forward to introducing live streaming video for everyone to enjoy."
Morgan Hill Aquatic Center in Morgan Hill, Calif. will serve as the meet venue for the fourth time in six years. This meet has a rich tradition as one of the top national age group championships. It was first hosted in the early 1960s at Foothill College by Hall of Fame Coach Nort Thornton. Swimmers from previous Far Westerns, like Natalie Coughlin and Summer Sanders went on to represent the United States at the Olympic Games and World Championships.
"Swimming World will work hard to feature the swimmers at this competition so that parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors can enjoy the excitement. We will create a historical record of the event so that swimmers and coaches, even college coaches, can watch, review and analyze important aspects of a swimmer's development", commented Brent Rutemiller (Swimming World CEO, Publisher).
Finals are expected to begin at 5 p.m. each day and can be viewed at SwimmingWorld.TV. Registered USA Swimmers with qualifying time standards may enter online at https://ome.swimconnection.com/ome/meets/64. Entries close on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.