San Antonio to host USA Swimming training camp prior to Rio

USA Swimming announced Thursday it will hold its domestic training camp in San Antonio, Texas, July 13-21, 2016 at the Northside Swim Center. It’s also the site of the 2015 National Championships. The international training camp will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Here’s the full press release from USA Swimming:

SAN ANTONIO – USA Swimming announced today that it will hold the domestic training camp for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team in San Antonio at the state-of-the-art Northside Swim Center from July 13-21, 2016.

 

Following the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in Omaha, Nebraska, athletes who qualify to represent Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will gather in San Antonio and train at the Northside Swim Center, site of the 2015 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships, to begin preparations for the Games.

“The Northside Swim Center is one of the top swimming facilities in the United States and will provide an excellent training environment as our athletes prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games,” USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch said. “This is where the camaraderie of our team begins to take shape, and the staff and facility here will play a key role in setting up Team USA for success in Rio.”

 

During the camp, area swimmers and sports fans will have the opportunity to meet the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, as one practice will be open to spectators, followed by an autograph session. The timing and details of the open practice and autograph session will be announced next summer prior to the start of the camp.

 

“Hosting the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team at the Northside Swim Center is a tremendous honor for the Northside Independent School District, the city of San Antonio and all of Texas,” said Dr. Brian T. Woods, Northside Independent School District Superintendent. “These amazing athletes will be an inspiration for student-athletes of all ages in San Antonio, and we look forward to helping them prepare to represent the United States next summer.”

 

Completed in July 2013, the Northside Swim Center features a 50-meter, Olympic-size outdoor pool and 25-meter diving and warm-up pool. The outdoor swim center features shaded seating for 2,400 spectators, as well as high-tech timing, lighting, sound and video scoreboard systems. Locker room facilities can accommodate as many as 1,200 athletes.

 

The facility also will host a quartet of high-level meets in 2015: USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships (Aug. 6-10) and Speedo Junior National Championships (July 30-Aug. 3), as well as the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships (April 23-26) and World Deaf Swimming Championships (Aug. 17-22).

 

2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Schedule:

  • June 26-July 3, 2016: U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, Omaha, Nebraska
  • July 13-21, 2016: Domestic Training Camp, San Antonio, Texas
  • Dates TBD: International Training Camp, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Aug. 6-13, 2016: 2016 Olympic Games Pool Competition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug. 15-16, 2016: 2016 Olympic Games Open Water Competition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil