The hunt for gold starts in Omaha. The USA Swimming Board of Directors approved the selection of Omaha as host city for the fourth consecutive U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.
“The CenturyLink Center Omaha venue, surrounding facilities, hotels and restaurants provide the ideal set-up for coaches and athletes from a competition perspective and also to showcase the sport to fans,” says USA Swimming Interim Chief Executive Officer Mike Unger. “Omaha has done a tremendous job welcoming our swimmers, coaches, fans and families with open arms.”
The economic impact of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials was more than $74 million. The event also broke attendance records with nearly 200,000 spectators across 15 sold-out sessions during the 8-day event.