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U.S. Masters Swimming Selects Nationals Locations

National Championship Meets for 2014 and 2015

August 24, 2012 - U.S. Masters Swimming has awarded its 2014 and 2015 USMS Spring and Summer Nationals. The 2014 Spring Nationals has been awarded to Santa Clara. The 2014 Summer Nationals has been awarded to the University of Maryland. The 2015 Spring Nationals has been awarded to San Antonio. The 2015 Summer Nationals has been awarded to the SPIRE Institute.

Santa Clara has a rich swimming history and has hosted five USMS national championships, the most recent in 2001. Santa Clara Masters has nearly 300 USMS members. The club also hosts a USA Swimming Grand Prix event. The 2014 Spring Nationals are tentatively slated for May 1–4, 2014.

Summer 2014 will be the first time the University of Maryland, College Park hosts a USMS national championship meet. The Eppley Natatorium, however, is no stranger to national events, including the USA Swimming Nationals, the IGLA Championships, and the ACC Swimming & Diving Conference Championships. The University of Maryland is home to Terrapin Masters, a club with nearly 80 USMS members. The 2014 Summer Nationals are tentatively slated for August 14–17, 2014.

San Antonio last hosted a USMS Nationals in 1978 and this will be the first time the SPIRE Institute, located about 45 minutes east of Cleveland, will host a USMS nationals. The dates for 2015 will be announced in the summer of 2013.

“We are thrilled to partner with these four locations to host our 2014 and 2015 nationals,” says USMS Championship Committee Chair Jeff Roddin. “The USMS Spring Nationals, with 2,000 or so participants, is the largest participant swim meet in the country and the USMS Summer Nationals, with 1,000 or so participants, is also a very big event. All four hosts have the necessary local and community support to provide a showcase experience for USMS participants.”

About U.S. Masters Swimming

U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletters, STREAMLINES, and website, usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual events and competitions. More than 55,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.

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Contact: Laura Hamel, U.S. Masters Swimming

Phone: (941) 556-6272; email: lhamel@usms.org

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