COVID-19: Swimmer From Indy Site of US Open Tests Positive

Indiana University Natatorium swimmers
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COVID-19: Swimmer From Indy Site of US Open Tests Positive

According to Olympics sportswriter David Woods of the Indianapolis Star, a swimmer who competed at last week’s Indianapolis site of the U.S. Open has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Woods, an award-winning journalist, the swimmer raced at the legendary Indiana University Natatorium from Thursday through Saturday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s version of the U.S. Open was held at nine sites across the United States, with Indianapolis serving as one of the locales. While there were no spectators at the meet, USA Swimming is working on contact tracing and identifying anyone who may have come in close contact with the infected swimmer.

Woods noted that USA Swimming sent a letter to individuals who attended the meet, including athletes, coaches and officials, and that the athlete passed a temperature check upon entering the facility. More, the athlete satisfactorily completed the health-screening questions that was required of participants.

The U.S. Open action that unfolded last weekend was the first major competition that was held in the United States since the Coronavirus pandemic shut down many operations last March. Once the action concluded at the various sites, results were merged to determine the individual champions.

2 comments

  1. Anne-Marie Tucker

    Glad they’re splitting everything up. But we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. Please be safe!!!!!!!

  2. Ryan Guerra

    It’s OK… We’re one step closer to Herd Immunity.

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