San Antonio is one of six cities in contention to host the 2016 Olympic Trials for Swimming. The other five include Greensboro, N.C., Indianapolis, Ind., Jacksonville, Fla., Omaha, Neb. and St. Louis, Mo. The online campaign’s goal is to have thousands of fans be a part of convincing USA Swimming officials that San Antonio is the right host before their site visit on Feb. 20.
“Imagine being in the Alamodome to witness the best swimmers in the world like Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin compete for a place on our nation’s Olympic team just weeks before they take the world stage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” said San Antonio Sports board chairman and a former vice president for USA Swimming George Block. “If that excites you, then join our effort to show the USA Swimming selection committee that you’re in!”
Those who click “I’m In!” are invited to enter an email address. If San Antonio should win the bid, they’ll have the opportunity to purchase Trials tickets before they are released to the public and to register early as a volunteer. The webpage also features an artist’s rendition of the proposed pool layout in the Alamodome, which will house both the competition and warm up pools under one roof, and Mayor Julian Castro’s video message to USA Swimming officials.
About San Antonio Sports
San Antonio Sports is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform our community through the power of sport. San Antonio Sports bids on and hosts premier sporting events such as NCAA® championships, which have generated a local economic impact of more than $426 million. San Antonio Sports kids programs, including our after school program, the Community Olympic Development Program, Valero Go!Kids Challenge™ and ING Kids Rock marathon training program, annually touch the lives of more than 180,000 children in San Antonio through sports training and fitness programs. Additionally, San Antonio Sports serves as a catalyst for the development of quality recreational and athletic facilities in our community. To learn more, visit SanAntonioSports.org