Top 10 swimming cities in America

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area.

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Indianapolis is home to multiple USA Swimming national meets, the area boasts a high percentage of clubs and active members within the region’s population base. Local Carmel High School has won 28-straight state swimming titles.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis is home to multiple USA Swimming national meets, the area boasts a high percentage of clubs and active members within the region’s population base. Local Carmel High School has won 28-straight state swimming titles.
The greater Los Angeles area has a massive population filled with quality pool facilities and is the birthplace of numerous Olympic gold medalists, including Jessica Hardy.
Los Angeles-Orange County, California
The greater Los Angeles area has a massive population filled with quality pool facilities and is the birthplace of numerous Olympic gold medalists, including Jessica Hardy.
Austin is renowned for its active lifestyle, the city flaunts a large population of those who swim for fitness and also a high percentage of residents who are USA Swimming members, and a number of Olympic champions including Brendan Hansen.
Austin, Texas
Austin is renowned for its active lifestyle, the city flaunts a large population of those who swim for fitness and also a high percentage of residents who are USA Swimming members, and a number of Olympic champions including Brendan Hansen.
Madison ranks second of all cities on the index for USA Swimming members and is among the top for number of facilities within city limits.
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison ranks second of all cities on the index for USA Swimming members and is among the top for number of facilities within city limits.
Fort Collins scored very high in the number of USA Swimming members, clubs and top-performing swimmers relative to its population.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins scored very high in the number of USA Swimming members, clubs and top-performing swimmers relative to its population.
Northern California owns the biggest collection of masters (adult) swimmers and is also home to Olympic Gold Medalists Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian, among many others.
San Francisco-Oakland, California
Northern California owns the biggest collection of masters (adult) swimmers and is also home to Olympic Gold Medalists Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian, among many others.
Connecticut possesses one of the greatest national indexes for number of USA Swimming clubs, USA Swimming members and top-performing athletes.
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
Connecticut possesses one of the greatest national indexes for number of USA Swimming clubs, USA Swimming members and top-performing athletes.
North Carolina offers access to a large number of pool facilities for robust summer league participation, plus boasts a high percentage of top-performing athletes in USA Swimming competitions.
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
North Carolina offers access to a large number of pool facilities for robust summer league participation, plus boasts a high percentage of top-performing athletes in USA Swimming competitions.
This hotbed for swimming owns the most USA Swimming members per 1,000 people and the largest multicultural make-up of any region. Legends Mark Spitz and Donna de Varona grew up in the area.
San Jose-Santa Clara, California
This hotbed for swimming owns the most USA Swimming members per 1,000 people and the largest multicultural make-up of any region. Legends Mark Spitz and Donna de Varona grew up in the area.
Swimming’s popularity in Ann Arbor may be attributed, in part, to the city’s rich history of the sport at the Olympic and local level. More than 60 Olympians have emerged from University of Michigan’s swim program and respective USA Swimming clubs. Gold medalists Tyler Clary and Tom Dolan started their journey in Ann Arbor before taking a place atop the podium. In the last year, swimming participation grew 16 percent in Michigan, validating the sport’s significant impact within the community.
No. 1 Ann Arbor, Michigan
Swimming’s popularity in Ann Arbor may be attributed, in part, to the city’s rich history of the sport at the Olympic and local level. More than 60 Olympians have emerged from University of Michigan’s swim program and respective USA Swimming clubs. Gold medalists Tyler Clary and Tom Dolan started their journey in Ann Arbor before taking a place atop the podium. In the last year, swimming participation grew 16 percent in Michigan, validating the sport’s significant impact within the community.

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