Tue July 3, 2012
USA Swimming to decide next spring what city will host the 2016 Swim Trials
When USA Swimming considers site possibilities for the 2016 U.S. Olympic swim trials, it isn’t driven by attendance figures alone—and Omaha isn’t a lock to host for a third time.
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus says officials representing several different cities have already expressed interest in hosting the 2016 trials. Some have even shown up to check it out. Wielgus says he hopes Omaha is in the bidding, because any other city that competes for the trials in ’16 will have high standards to match.
Wielgus says USA Swimming will issue a request for proposals by the end of December, and decide late next spring where it will hold the trials in 2016.
The Swim Trials ended Monday night with the women’s 50 free and the men’s 1500 free.