San Antonio looks like a can do !!
August 24, 2012 - U.S. Masters Swimming has awarded its 2014 and 2015 USMS Spring and Summer Nationals. The 2014 Spring Nationals has been awarded to Santa Clara. The 2014 Summer Nationals has been awarded to the University of Maryland. The 2015 Spring Nationals has been awarded to San Antonio. The 2015 Summer Nationals has been awarded to the SPIRE Institute.
Santa Clara has a rich swimming history and has hosted five USMS national championships, the most recent in 2001. Santa Clara Masters has nearly 300 USMS members. The club also hosts a USA Swimming Grand Prix event. The 2014 Spring Nationals are tentatively slated for May 14, 2014.
Summer 2014 will be the first time the University of Maryland hosts a USMS national championship meet. The Eppley Natatorium, however, is no stranger to national events, including the USA Swimming Nationals, the IGLA Championships, and the ACC Swimming & Diving Conference Championships. The University of Maryland is home to Terrapin Masters, a club with nearly 80 USMS members. The 2014 Summer Nationals are tentatively slated for August 1417, 2014.
San Antonio last hosted a USMS Nationals in 1978 and this will be the first time the SPIRE Institute, located about 45 minutes east of Cleveland, will host a USMS nationals. The dates for 2015 will be announced in the summer of 2013.
We are thrilled to partner with these four locations to host our 2014 and 2015 nationals, says USMS Championship Committee Chair Jeff Roddin. The USMS Spring Nationals, with 2,000 or so participants, is the largest participant swim meet in the country and the USMS Summer Nationals, with 1,000 or so participants, is also a very big event. All four hosts have the necessary local and community support to provide a showcase experience for USMS participants.
The official press release can be found here:
San Antonio looks like a can do !!
What's the pool in San Antonio?
"I blame you, James!" - knelson
After reading this, there goes taking a break from competing and a cutback on training. Good choices especially the East Coast Ones for LCM.
Delware Valley Vice Chair, Top Ten Recorder, DV LMSC Records
We lived in San Antonio for 41/2 years after my husband retired and we left San Diego. Yes, there are some interesting things about San Antonio and it's a great place to visit; we just did not want to continue living there...
It's a few years off, but keep this in mind when choosing a hotel location: TRAFFIC! Stay as close to the pool as possible and go visit the Riverwalk; don't do it the other way around or you may be sorry.
Having said that, DEFINITELY visit the Riverwalk! And, take the boat tour or water taxi while you're at it!
Any chance any of these meets will have an OW swim attached at the end of them?
When racing in a controlled environment of a pool, I like the ENTIRE environment controlled.
Yeah, but you get to swim outdoors all the time. It's almost a novelty for those of us in the northern part of the country.
Of course, to be fair, I wonder the same thing about Arizona. Actually, to be completely fair, I think it's downright stupid that we don't have a quality indoor pool here in the Phoenix area: there's really only about 2-3 months out of the year here where the weather is actually good enough to host a quality outdoor meet; otherwise it's just too hot or too cold.
This is how I see my summer of 2014 playing out:
Worlds, Montreal, July 28-August 9.
Rent a car and drive up one side of the river to see Quebec City for a few days.
Either drive back down the river on the other side and do more sightseeing, flying out of Montreal, or fly out of Quebect City to Maryland.
LC Nationals, University of Maryland, August 14-17
Fly back home to Georgia.
I'm saving my ++++++ up for an awesome trip with my husband!
Who else is plans on doing this?