Open Water Champs, Pro Swim Series Mission Viejo Latest USA Swimming Events Altered by COVID-19

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USA Swimming on Monday canceled the TYR Pro Swim Series event in Mission Viejo in April and postponed the Open Water National and National Junior Championships amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

These moves extend the USA Swimming suspension of events through April 30. The TYR Pro Swim Series event in Mission Viejo, Calif., had been slated for April 16-19. It’s the fourth of five events in the 2020 series, with the final installment still scheduled for May 6-9 in Indianapolis, pending the progression of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Open Water Nationals were scheduled for April 24-26 in Fort Myers, Fla.

“We understand the real and delicate balance between training and event preparation, and our role in society and this country,” USA Swimming wrote in a letter to its members. “We ask that clubs limit practices and training as recommended by their local health organization and/or the CDC. Everyone can and should play an important role in safeguarding vulnerable, high risk or symptomatic people.”

For the latest updates from USA Swimming around the coronavirus crisis, the organization has set up a landing page for the most recent developments.

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Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil and Japan have all had major meets affected by the coronavirus pandemic, while in the United States, the NCAA Championships have been cancelled and USA Swimming has imposed a 30-day suspension on all events, while Canada is considering what to do about its Olympic trials early next month. In Italy, where swimmers are struggling to maintain normal routines, can’t get to practice and in some cases find pool time, a #stopolympics campaign was launched by the Nuoto website calling on solidarity among swimming nations to recognise that Olympic preparations have been blown off course and that it would be in the interests of fairness to postpone the Games for a time of calm beyond the coronavirus crisis. 

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