USA Swimming has chosen Omaha, Nebraska, for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials. The event, hosted by USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee, will take place at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, where it was previously held in 2012 and in 2008.
“The Olympic Trials is a spectacular event, offering a great experience for our athletes, fans, families and coaches. Trials is our sport’s signature event and in announcing Omaha as the 2016 host city today, we are lighting the fuse for literally hundreds of thousands of young swimmers who will be setting their sights on qualifying to participate in the greatest swimming event in the country.” said Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming executive director, in a statement.
The event will select the members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team, which will represent Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Serving as the event’s venue for a third time, the CenturyLink Center Ohama will have two temporary 50-meter pools installed and will be the home of the USA Swimming Aqua Zone, a 100,000-square-foot sponsor and fan experience area.