SwimMAC Set to Host 2017 Charlotte UltraSwim Invite

Photo Courtesy: Tia Patron/Tennessee Athletics

UltraSwim returns to the Queen City this weekend,  when the four-day meet kicks off on Thursday, June 1 and runs through Sunday afternoon, June 4. SwimMAC Carolina plays host with events being held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, located at 800 E M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard, in uptown. The event brings together a wide range of competitive swimmers from teens to professionals — in swimming lingo, “age groupers,” typically 13-18 years old; 18 and up, high school through college; and professional swimmers, who compete for prize money at international events.

The Carolinas will be well-represented with swimmers attending the meet from Duke University, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, Queens University, and University of South Carolina.

Other universities and clubs attending the meet include University of Georgia, University of Virginia, Missouri State University, Israel Swimming Association, Rose Bowl Aquatics (California), Tennessee Aquatics, and Saint Peters Aquatics (Florida).

UltraSwim is considered to be among the leading competitive swimming events in the country and has seen swimmers qualify for Olympic Trials, make national swim teams and even set a world record.

“We are very excited to return to our roots and bring back this prestigious meet that has always been so well attended by top level athletes and coaches from around the country,” said SwimMAC Head Coach Terry Fritch.

SwimMAC appreciates title sponsor, UltraSwim and all of the other sponsors who are supporting the event: Novant Health, Speedo, Harris Teeter, Charlotte’s Got a Lot, Carolina Swim Shop, Paddock Evacuator, Shiel Sexton, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte Latin School, Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Kate Weaver Photography, Nothing But Noodles, and Carefree Boat Club.

About SwimMAC Carolina

SwimMAC Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers swimming programs for people of all ages and experience levels. Established as the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in 1977, we have grown from a small competitive team into a highly-respected organization that provides aquatic instruction and training for nearly 10,000 people in the Charlotte region each year. Our mission is to empower young people to excel in life by developing the qualities of empathy, leadership and commitment.

Press release courtesy of SwimMAC Carolina and Geri Rosman. 

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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