| Monday, November 28, 2016
Short-course yards national titles will be on the line in Atlanta this week at USA Swimming’s 2016 AT&T Winter National Championships, slated to open Wednesday at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.Highlighting the 400-plus swimmers expected to compete are five members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, who will return to the site of their final training camp ahead of last summer’s Olympic Games:
• Kevin Cordes (Naperville, Ill./Fox Valley Swim Team)
• Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./University of Florida)
• Melanie Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./St. Petersburg Aquatics)
• Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics)
• Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga./SwimAtlanta)
Dressel, Margalis, Shields and Weir all earned medals in Rio. Weir, an Atlanta-area native, is a three-time Olympian, while Margalis competed collegiately at the University of Georgia.
The meet opens Wednesday with a relay-only session at 6 p.m. ET, followed by daily prelims and finals Thursday through Saturday. Prelims will begin at 9 a.m. daily, followed by finals at 5 p.m. Saturday finals will begin at 4:50 p.m. Tickets will be available for sale onsite beginning Tuesday at 1 p.m. Ticket questions may be directed to 404-385-7529.
In addition, a live webcast of the entire meet will be available online at usaswimming.org.
Locally, Weir will lead a group from SwimAtlanta into the meet, while Dynamo Swim Club and Georgia Tech will also have athletes slated to swim this week. On the collegiate front, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota and North Carolina will have sizable contingents in Atlanta.
Complete entries for the meet can be found online at usaswimming.org.