COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming announced today that swimmers from around the globe will be making five stops in the United States next year as part of the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series. Scheduled between November 2019 and May 2020, athletes will use the world-class domestic events in Greensboro, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Des Moines, Iowa; Mission Viejo, Calif. and Indianapolis, Ind. in preparation for their run to the 2020 Olympic Games.
The full schedule:
Greensboro Aquatic Center
Jan. 16-19, 2020
Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center
Mar. 4-7, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa
MidAmerican Energy Aquatic Center at the Wellmark YMCA
Apr. 16-19, 2020
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Marguerite Aquatic Center
May 6-9, 2020
The 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series concluded on June 15 in Clovis, Calif., with more than 1,100 domestic and international athletes participating in at least one of the five events and prize money totaling more than $540,000. The 2019 Series also marked the first time USA Swimming selected its events via a request for proposal and bid process, which it did once again for the 2020 Series, creating a strong partnership with Local Organizing Committees (LOC) who play a vital role in the planning, marketing and selling of the event.
“We work closely with our event organizing partners to offer a premium experience for athletes and fans,” USA Swimming Chief Commercial Officer Shana Ferguson said. “We are fortunate to have incredible partners and strong local clubs’ support as we showcase the world’s greatest athletes in communities throughout the U.S. We will continue to use the TYR Pro Swim Series to provide more exposure to the best in international competition.”
“We at TYR are proud to support athletes with the penultimate event series on their journey to the 2020 Olympic Trials,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “If 2018 and 2019 are any indication of what is to come, TYR is eager to provide fans and local communities with a first-class spectator experience.”
The TYR Pro Swim Series is a 3.5-day long course event televised on NBCSN, the Olympic Channel, as well as live streamed at usaswimming.org. Historically, each stop attracts between 400-600 of the world’s top swimmers including, USA Swimming National Team members, Junior National Team members and top-50 world ranked swimmers.