USA Swimming Unveils Revamped Schedule; Athletes Can Start Planning

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With the Olympic Games officially being pushed back a year to avoid safety issues with the coronavirus pandemic, an entire sporting calendar needed to be shifted. USA Swimming officially moved its Olympic Trials earlier this month to June 13 – 20. On Monday, USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey sent a letter to members detailing the tentative dates for the 2020-21 national events schedule.

If the virus is under control by the end of the summer, then USA Swimming will introduce 14 – 16 regional events in mid to late August. Speedo Sectionals, Futures and the Speedo Summer Championships have been cancelled for this summer in order to refocus on introducing a new series of summer events.

“These regionally focused events will limit the need for travel and promote a safer competition environment for our athletes, families and everyone involved,” the letter said. “The approval of these event sanctions will be subject to local health guidelines and directives.” Details will be made available in the coming weeks.

The TYR Pro Swim Series will tentatively begin in November in Richmond, Virginia, barring any restrictions from the CDC. Qualifying periods will be announced later this summer by USA Swimming.

This laid out schedule will provide an opportunity for athletes to sketch out a skeleton plan for what the calendar will look like ahead of Trials. The new Olympic year calendar is not much different than what was laid out before the coronavirus turned the world upside down.

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USA Swimming’s 2020-21 National Events Schedule (Tentative)

  • Nov. 5-8, 2020: TYR Pro Swim Series at Richmond | Richmond, Va.
  • Dec. 2-5, 2020: Toyota U.S. Open | Atlanta, Ga. (LCM)
  • Dec. 9-12, 2020: Speedo Juniors East | Atlanta, Ga. (SCY)
  • Dec. 9-12, 2020: Speedo Juniors West | Austin, Texas (SCY)
  • January 13-16,2021: TYR Pro Swim Series at Knoxville | Knoxville, Tenn.
  • March 3-6, 2021: TYR Pro Swim Series at San Antonio | San Antonio, Texas
  • April 8-11, 2021: TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo | Mission Viejo, Calif.
  • May 12-15, 2021: TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis | Indianapolis, Ind.
  • June 13-20, 2021: USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials – Swimming | Omaha, Neb.

8 comments

  1. Ronald Hehn

    Revamped? Let’s call it “Tentative”. Don’t tell them you’re leaving until you’re on the way.

  2. Kimberly Joy

    Kind of hard when our stupid government leaders are keeping life shut down for no reason.

  3. Allison Gober

    Open the pools so they can train!!! That would be helpful ??‍♀️

  4. John Henikman

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