U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING LONG COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO WELCOME 700 ATHLETES TO SPIRE INSTITUTE

Posted October 04, 2021 in Press Releases

U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING LONG COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO WELCOME 700 ATHLETES TO SPIRE INSTITUTE

The 2021 U.S. Masters Swimming Long Course National Championship will welcome over 700 Masters swimmers from around the world to compete Oct. 7–10 at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. This event will provide $1.5 million in economic impact to Northeast Ohio.

Hosted by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC), this U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) event features some of the fastest swimmers in the world, including multiple U.S. Olympians, such as Ashley Whitney, 1996 gold medalist, and Yoshi Oyakawa, 1952 gold medalist. Additionally, multiple FINA Masters world record–holders and USMS record–holders have broken records during this competition.

Competitors must be 18 years of age. A schedule of events is located here.

This event is free and open to the public. Face masks are required in the venue, and health and safety protocols will be in place for all attendees.

The health and safety of all participants is our utmost priority. In accordance with current CDC guidelines, masks are required for all participants except when competing. Further information on protocols are located here.

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About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 200 sporting events which provide more than $780 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.

About U.S. Masters Swimming: U.S. Masters Swimming encourages adults to enjoy the health, fitness, and social benefits of swimming by providing more than 1,200 adult swimming programs and events across the country, including open water and pool competitions. USMS’s nearly 55,000 members range from age 18 to 100+ and include swimmers of all ability levels. USMS, a nonprofit, also trains and certifies coaches and provides online workouts, a bimonthly member magazine, monthly newsletters, and technique articles and videos at usms.org.

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