By USA Swimming | Wednesday, November 14, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the United States’ top swimmers, including decorated Olympic champions Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics), Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Nation’s Capital Swim Club/Alto Swim Club) and Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Alto Swim Club/First Colony Swim Team), the road to the 2020 Olympic Games begins later this month at USA Swimming’s Winter National Championships, set for Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Fellow individual Olympic medalists also expected to swim in Greensboro include the likes of Chase Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./Athens Bulldog Swim Club), Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada) and Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas/California Aquatics). Tickets for the world-class event, which also will feature area collegiate and age-group standouts, are on sale now via ticketmaster.com.
Winter Nationals marks the opening of the qualification period for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, the sole qualifier for American swimmers for the pool competition at the Olympic Games. Following timed finals of the 800-meter freestyle on Nov. 28, the next three days of long-course competition feature morning prelims at 9 a.m. ET and finals at 5 p.m. ET. 2020 Olympic Trials time standards can be found online: https://sftest.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/timesdocuments/time-standards/2020-trials-qualifying-times.pdf.
NBC Sports and USA Swimming will feature daily coverage from Greensboro, including live finals broadcasts on the Olympic Channel on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. A live stream of daily prelims and Dec. 1 finals will air on usaswimming.org. Following a taped Dec. 2 broadcast on NBC Sports Network, a one-hour package from Winter Nationals will air on NBC on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. ET.