U.S. Masters Swimming has canceled 2020 USMS Summer Nationals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to cancel Summer Nationals, which was scheduled for Aug. 12–16 in Richmond, Va., and was part of USMS's 50th anniversary celebration, was made jointly by USMS and local partners SwimRVA and Richmond Region Tourism.
Northside ISD Aquatics and San Antonio Sports, hosts of this year’s previously canceled 2020 USMS Spring National Championship, and SwimRVA have agreed to host Spring and Summer Nationals, respectively, in 2022.
USMS will continue to focus on supporting clubs and coaches in their efforts to restart workouts as soon as appropriate, based on facility, local, state, and federal safety and social distancing guidelines. To help members return to competition, USMS plans to host several virtual events this summer and fall, including the first USMS virtual championship in August. More details on these events will be announced in the coming weeks.