Hulbert Aquatic Center To Host USA Swimming Futures Championship
West Fargo, ND – (July 19th, 2023) – As one of only five facilities selected to host a USA Swimming Futures Championship meet this year, the Hulbert Aquatic Center, in cooperation with the West Fargo Flyers, will host the meet July 26-29th. Around 600 athletes from 39 states will be represented at this event, with a projected economic impact of more than $1,000,000 on the local economy. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.
"This meet is the final stage in the USA Swimming Championship Series before Junior Nationals. Athletes competing in this meet have been invited based on their previous performances and will have the opportunity to race toward time standards that would qualify them for swim meets such as Junior Nationals or even the U.S. Olympic Team trials! It is not uncommon for athletes to break age group national records in these meets as well." stated Gerald Brown, Aquatics Director for the Hulbert Aquatic Center. “The Hulbert Aquatic Center last hosted this meet in 2021 and saw a local economic impact of greater than $845,000 over the course of the 4-day meet. With higher registration this year, we expect this meet to have an economic impact exceeding $1 million.”
The meet will take place from July 26-29th, with preliminary sessions beginning at 9 a.m. and finals starting at 5:30 p.m. Additional event and ticketing info is available on the West Fargo Flyers website at: https://www.teamunify.com/team/ndwffs/page/upcoming-national-meets/2023-futures. The event will also be live-streamed. Other locations selected for USA Swimming Futures Championship meets in 2023 include Sacramento, California, San Antonio, Texas, Richmond, Virginia, and Ocala, Florida.
The West Fargo Flyers Swim Club mission is to teach and train all levels of competitive swimmers, emphasizing individual progress, team unity and family participation. The West Fargo Flyers also strive to foster lifelong physical fitness, personal improvement, and a spirit of sportsmanship.
USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. We promote the culture of swimming by creating safe and healthy opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers of every age and ability, all the way up to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches, officials and volunteers.
USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition, including the Olympic Games, and administer competitive swimming in accordance with the Ted Stevens Olympic & Amateur Sports Act. https://www.usaswimming.org/