USA Swimming Announces 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Event Schedule

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USA Swimming Announces 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Event Schedule

USA Swimming on Wednesday unveiled the schedule for 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, to be held in Indianapolis.

The competition will run from June 15-23, 2014. It will include 17 sessions over nine days, with eight preliminary sessions and nine finals. It will run from Saturday through the following Sunday. The apex is the Wednesday night session, which will include five event finals.

“The schedule for Indianapolis will foster an ultra-competitive swimming environment and a fantastic spectator experience,” USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said in a press release. “The opportunity for our high-performance athletes to compete on a stage of this magnitude is inherent to their growth and development, in and out of the pool.”


After four straight Olympic Trials, dating back to 2008, in Omaha, the Trials shift to Indianapolis. It was also the location of the 1924 Olympic Trials, for a Games held in Paris that year. Trials will be held in the spacious setting of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Feb. 1, 2023. Three-day packages are available as of June 15, 2023, with single-day and single-session tickets to be available at a time to be announced.

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1 year ago

What is the point of semi-finals? Obviously they will take place at trials since they will happen at the Olympics, and you need to recreate similar circumstances to give a fair trial.

But what is the point of semi-finals generally? When and why were semi-finals introduced for the short/mid distances?

I can see a point for heats plus finals rather than heat declared winner… but semi-finals just seem to test the top swimmers’ ability to judge how to go half a second slower and still get through to the final. For me, it doesn’t add much ‘value’ for the swimmer or the spectator. Sure some records are set in the semis because there’s less pressure than in the final… but those records would just be set in the heats if there were no semi-finals.

1 year ago
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Ticket sales of course 🙂

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