Inaugural series provides season-end
"Nearly 500 swimmers are expected to compete next week at the inaugural USA Swimming Futures Championships at Greensboro. The meet is slated for July 30-Aug. 2 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Debuting in 2015, the USA Swimming Futures Championships were developed to provide more up-and-coming swimmers with season-ending championship racing opportunities.
In addition to the Greensboro meet, USA Swimming Futures Championships will be held next week in Mt. Hood, Oregon (Mt. Hood Aquatic Center) and West Lafayette, Indiana (Boilermaker Aquatic Center, Purdue University).
All-session ticket books are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Greensboro Coliseum advance box office and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. All-session passes are $45 for adults and $30 for youth (12 years of age and under) and seniors (over 60).
Daily admission tickets (good for both of the two sessions each day) will be sold at the Greensboro Aquatic Center box office only. Daily admission tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth/seniors. Single session tickets ($10 adult/$5 youth/senior) will be also be available daily at the Greensboro Aquatic Center box office.
“Over the last 10 years, USA Swimming membership has dramatically increased by more than 40 percent for athletes ages 13 and over,” said USA Swimming Club Development Managing Director Pat Hogan. “With Junior Nationals times rapidly approaching those of the Senior Nationals, the Futures series will deliver meaningful and motivating season-ending long course championship meets to bridge the gap between Speedo Sectionals and Junior Nationals.”
The Futures Championships will be held the same weekend as the 2015 USA Swimming Speedo Junior National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. This timing allows for a season-ending championship meet competition for swimmers who have not met the time standards for Speedo Junior Nationals or the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships.
Athletes with a Phillips 66 Nationals qualifying cut may not participate in the Futures Championships.
Based on geographical location, each USA Swimming LSC is assigned to one of the three Futures Championships events. Clubs will not be able to choose which meet they attend. The boundary map for LSC assignment and full meet information can be found here.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit usaswimming.org. "
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