Very cool news from Indy Aquatic Masters:
August 17, 2011 – U.S. Masters Swimming, the national governing body for adult competitive and fitness swimming, has awarded its 2013 Spring National Short Course Championships to Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indy Aquatic Masters will host the event, in cooperation with Greater Indiana Masters Swimming, the City of Indianapolis, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The four-day competition will take place in the newly renovated IU Natatorium, which is recognized as one of the fastest pools in the world. The swimming competition will begin on May 9 and conclude on May 12, 2013. More than 2,000 swimmers are expected to participate in this Championship meet.
“The Indy Aquatic Masters program is extremely excited about hosting the 2013 US Masters Swimming Short Course Championships in Indianapolis,” states Board President George Quigley. “Indy Aquatic Masters has the experience, the volunteers, and the support of the community to host a quality event.”
And indeed, this quality event will be contested in a world class pool. As pointed out by the President and CEO of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Leonard Hoops, “The IU Natatorium, located downtown as part of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has proven to be an exceptional venue for this important competition and is ideally located close to our downtown and its many hotels, restaurants, and attractions. And we will provide a passionate and experienced group of volunteers to ensure the event’s success.” In fact, the IU Natatorium has a long history of hosting swimming championships, including the 1989 FINA/MSI Pan Pacific Championships, the 1992 FINA World Championships, and five USMS championship events since 1983.
“Individuals and athletic organizations across the country and globe have come to appreciate the advantages this city offers to visitors,” says Secretary of Commerce Mitchell Roob. “Month after month of every year, Indianapolis demonstrates its unparalleled ability to host athletic events ranging in size from high school basketball state championships to the Indianapolis 500 to the 2012 Super Bowl.”
Visitors planning to attend the meet can find hotel and local attraction information at http://www.visitindy.com. More information for the 2013 Spring Nationals will be made available at both http://www.usms.org and http://www.indyaquaticmasters.com. Up- to -date announcements will be available on the 2013 USMS Spring Nationals Facebook Event page. Contact: Indy Aquatic Masters at 317-537-SWIM; email email@example.com
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