USA Swimming has announced the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) has been selected to host the 2018 Winter National Championships and 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships - East.
“We are looking forward to two great meets later this year at the state-of-the-art Greensboro Aquatic Center,” said Mike Unger, USA Swimming Chief Operating Officer. “The 2018 Winter National Championships will kick off the qualifying period for 2020 Olympic Trials, and this event will begin an exciting run to the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.”
The 2018 Winter National Championships will be held Nov. 28-Dec. 1 and will feature approximately 800 swimmers. The event, which returns to the GAC for the first time since 2014, will be a long-course meters meet and swimmers can post qualifying times for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. The following week (Dec. 5-8), the GAC will host the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East, a short-course yards meet, that will include an estimated 1,200 up-and-coming swimmers.
“We are thrilled to be awarded these two elite events and continue to strengthen our outstanding relationship with USA Swimming,” said GAC manager Susan Braman. “Hosting these two prestigious meets before the end of the year - which will bring 2,000 swimmers to Greensboro - will add to what has been an incredible 2018 for the GAC.”