Less than 100 days out from the US Olympic Swimming Trials in Indy

The city is getting ready to host a historic Olympic Swimming-qualifying event, right here at Lucas Oil Stadium in less than 100 days.


Lucas Oil Stadium will host hundreds of thousands of spectators for the Olympic-qualifying meet over nine days. | Photo via Indiana Sports Corp

Did you hear the water-ful news? The USA Olympic Swim Trials — in partnership with USA Swimming + Indiana Sports Corp. — are less than 100 days away, and the nine-day event is being held right here in Indianapolis.

Let’s just dive right in to the details. The trials, which will be the sole selection meet to determine the athletes to represent Team USA in Paris, will take place from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23.

The event will include 17 sessions of racing with three temporary pools (two 50-meter + one 25-meter) installed over the football field at Lucas Oil Stadium. It will seat 30,000 fans, with an opening night goal to set the new world record for the largest swim meet in history.

A rendering of an Olympic-size pool in Lucas Oil Stadium

For the first time ever, the event will be staged on a football field with enough seating to fit ~30,000 people per session.

Rendering by USA Swimming

“In Indianapolis, we are known for hosting major sporting events, and the innovation we’ve been able to dream up with USA Swimming to host these Trials in Lucas Oil Stadium makes this a must-see event,” said Indiana Sports Corp President Patrick Talty.

Single-session tickets are available now and start at $15 — which will allow fans unprecedented access to any of the eight preliminary + nine finals sessions and the opportunity to customize their experience.

Additionally, the Indiana Convention Center will host USA Swimming’s Toyota Aqua Zone, an interactive fan-activation and retail area.

“With the location and accessibility of Indy, everyone will get the chance to experience history, and our community could not be more excited for this opportunity as all lanes lead to Indy,” Talty said.

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