National Competitions

Short Course

Irvine Pool
Location

William Woolett Jr. Aquatics Center
4601 Walnut Drive
Irvine, CA 92604

(949) 724-6717

Dates

April 27 – 30, 2023

Pool Description

Two 50m competition pools plus a 25yd warm-up pool.

Hotels

Check out the USMS link for nearby hotels.

Restaurants

Porch and Swing (American)
2010 Main St.
Irvine, CA 
888.573.4407

The Wheel of Life  (vegan Thai)
14370 Culver Drive
Irvine, CA
949.551.8222

Habit Burger – fast food
14474 Culver Drive #A
Irvine, CA
949.552.5963

 

Weather

Expect highs in the low to mid 70s. Lows. in the 50s. Typical rainfall for April is 2 days out of 30.

Long Course

finish line at an open water event
Location

Swim RVA/Collegiate School Aquatics Club
5050 Ridgedale Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234
804.271.8271

Dates

August 3-7, 2022

Pool Description

Indoor 50m eight-lane competition pool and a 25yd six-lane warm-up pool

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express **
8710 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 
4.8 miles from the pool
804.320.8900

Hyatt Place Richmond/Arboredum ***
201 Arboretum Place
Richmond, VA
5.0 miles from the pool
804.560.1566

Restaurants

Croaker’s Spot
1020 Hull Street
Richmond, VA
804.269.0464

 

Weather

Expect highs in the upper 80s/low 90s and lows in the upper 60s. Seven days of rain out of 30.

Open Water

Del Valle, CA
Long Distance

June 11-12, 2022
Del Valle, CA

Sprint Distance

July 16, 2022
Brogan/Lake Erie, OH

Middle Distance

July 31, 2022
Santa Cruz, CA

2-Mile Cable

August 13, 2022
Lake Placid, NY

What to expect

There will be a crowded deck and warm-up pool before the start of the meet and before the start of relays. Events held at the end of the day are less attended, especially on the last day of the meet.

For short couse meets, there will be two pool competitions going on at the same time. Make sure you report to the correct pool and lane assignment by checking with the timer in your lane. This could save you from being disqualified if you swim in the wrong place.

How long does the meet last?

All day. There will be an estimated time line. Plan on being at the pool a couple of events before yours so you have time to warm-up.

When are the results posted?

Results are promptly posted on deck as well as on line.

Can I get something to eat at the venue?

Yes, but it will be standard concession fare. I have yet to see a gourmet food truck parked outside a meet.

Will there be vendors?

Yes, expect lots of vendors. You will most likely be able to purchase a racing suit, cap, goggle or swim gadget that you have been wanting.

Is parking available?

All venues provide nearby parking, but there may be a charge.

Can anyone attend?

Anyone can swim up to three events without meeting the National Qualifying Standards. You can swim additional events if you do meet those standards.