COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Nine cities will host the U.S. Open in November, allowing over 1,800 swimmers to compete, with results from each location combined by USA Swimming.
The national governing body said Tuesday that instead of the usual 700 to 800 swimmers competing in one location, the event on Nov. 12-14 will feature four timed finals sessions and a men's and women's flight per session. All federal, state and local health guidelines will be followed at each site and entry limits will reflect local restrictions.
The long-course event's host cities are: Beaverton, Oregon; Des Moines, Iowa; Greensboro, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Indianapolis; Irvine, California; Richmond, Virginia; San Antonio, Texas; and Sarasota, Florida.
The meet will be live-streamed from the Irvine location on USA Swimming's website and a one-hour broadcast will air on NBC on Nov. 15.
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