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Knoxville to Host USA Swimming Event

6 Dec, 2017


Tennessee Aquatics (TNAQ) is proud to play host to the USA Swimming Speedo Junior National Championships, a competition featuring the top 18 & under  athletes in the country at the University of Tennessee’s, Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center. TNAQ is a local competitive swimming team that is a member of USA Swimming, the national governing body for American swimming.

Events will run December 6-9, 2017.

Swimmers and sports enthusiasts alike will enjoy seeing a high energy swimming competition that will feature the Olympians of tomorrow. TNAQ will have over 20 athletes entered in the meet, including Caleb Harrington (Bearden High School, UGA signee), Ethan Sanders (Stem Academy, UT signee) Carissa Armijo (Harden Valley Academy, UNLV signee), Noah Salcido (Jr at Maryville), Jack Hamilton (Jr at Webb), and Coleman Kredich (Jr at West)

“Tennessee Aquatics is thrilled to host USA Swimming’s Speedo Winter Junior Nationals. Any time we can host an event of this size and prestige, it is a testament to our program, our staff, our volunteers, but mainly our athletes and the city of Knoxville,” states Larry Hough, Head Coach of Tennessee Aquatics. “We look forward to showcasing the charm of our town and the world-class facilities at the University of Tennessee. We hope fans of all ages will come out to see some of the stars of tomorrow and cheer for the many local athletes who will be participating in the event.”

“Knoxville has always been home to Olympic athletes and enjoys welcoming visiting athletes to our great city,” says Chad Culver, Senior Director of the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission. “Some of these athletes may be on the fast track to being the best in the world.” 

USA Swimming selects a different host city each year. This is the highest caliber 18 & under  Championship meet hosted in the United States.

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