(Video Interview) Chuck Wielgus Speaks About Trials Returning to Omaha

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USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus spoke with the media Friday to discuss the third straight Olympic Trials hosted at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Wielgus explains why USA Swimming continues to return to Omaha and details the growth of the meet to the point where all sessions at this year’s event have sold out.

He also offered some commentary on some of the big issues the sport has dealt with in recent years, including the ever-present threat of doping and the dormant-but-not-extinct debate on the use of high-tech suits in competition.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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