Knoxville Welcomes
2019 TYR Pro Swim Series

January 9 - 12, 2019

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

USA Swimming

The 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series will kick-off the new year January 9-12, taking place at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee, marking the first time Knoxville has played host to a TYR Pro Swim Series event.

“We are incredibly excited to bring the TYR Pro Swim Series to Knoxville for the first time ever,” USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey said. “We know both the local organizing committee and the city will provide first-class service for our athletes and fans.”

The TYR Pro Swim Series is a 3.5-day long course event that consists of six stops across the country from January through November. The meet, which traditionally runs from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday, is televised on NBC Sports Network, the Olympic Channel, as well as live streamed at usaswimming.org. The five remaining stops will be announced in the coming weeks.

Historically, each stop attracts between 400-600 of the world’s top swimmers including, USA Swimming National Team members, Junior National Team members and top 50 world ranked swimmers. Most recently in 2018, Olympian Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming/NCAP) broke a world record (15:20.48) in the 1500m freestyle at a TYR Pro Swim Series meet.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the kickoff event for the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series,” said Chad Culver, Senior Director of the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission.  “This is a huge win for Knoxville and our entire swimming community. The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center is a world class facility that will be a great host for the event.”

Questions? Contact our Sports Commission team

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USA SwimmingAbout USA Swimming

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. We are a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through teams, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. Members can get involved through our more than 2,800 teams across the nation. Learn more at usaswimming.org

 

Tennessee AquaticsAbout Tennessee Aquatics

Tennessee Aquatics Diving is a nationally ranked springboard and platform diving program. We offer Olympic style diving lessons to all ages and skill levels. TNAQ Diving trains out of the Allan Jones Aquatic Center which offers dryland training, trampoline and spotting rigs. Learn more at teamunify.com

 

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