Omaha begins plans for the 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

 Posted on: July 15 2019
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Omaha Sports Commission is starting to prepare for the Olympic-qualifying Swim Trials, which will happen in June next year. This eight-day event brings in thousands of people from every state hoping to see their locals make it to the next level.

Next summer will mark Omaha’s fourth consecutive time hosting this event. Based on the 2016 statistics published in an article from the Omaha World Herald, organizers expect to sell out the 100,000 square-foot CHI Health Center for every meet and to bring in more than $74 million in tourism.

In 2016...

• 1,500 swimmers competed in the 2016 Trials and similar numbers are expected to compete in 2020, making it the largest and most exciting swimming event in the world.

• Fans booked more than 23,000 hotel room nights in 2016, ate tens of thousands of meals at local restaurants, generated millions of dollars of merchandise sales and visited numerous area attractions.

• All eight nights of the Trials were broadcast live on NBC in prime time, providing positive media exposure for Omaha to millions of viewers worldwide.

We are excited to celebrate with the Omaha Sports Commission as they are planning the 2020 Olympic Swim Trials. Congratulations!

If you are interested in seeing the swimmers who will be representing the United States in the next Olympic games, tickets for the 2020 event are already on sale.

View the original article from Omaha World Herald.


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