USA Swimming plans return to in-person meet in November

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming is remaking its national events for the rest of the year, including launching a virtual competition to recognize top performances before returning to in-person competition in November.

Meets scheduled in Southern California, Virginia and Georgia over the last three months of the year have been scrubbed. In their place will be a national leaderboard series beginning in October. It will consist of sanctioned and non-sanctioned long-course and short-course meters and short-course yards results.

The U.S. Open will be Nov. 12-14 at up to 10 venues nationwide. The long-course meet will feature about 100 swimmers at each site competing in four timed-final sessions over three days. Sites will be announced later.

The national governing body said Friday it plans to proceed with the TYR Pro Swim Series in 2021 and will reaffirm dates and locations later.

The last event of the year will be the 18&Under Winter Championships featuring swimmers competing in short-course yards at multiple sanctioned sites nationwide. It will run Dec. 1-13. Results will be aggregated.

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © 2020 . All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

Comments

Sign up for breaking news alerts