Olympic Gold Medalists Lochte, Franklin, Schmitt, Grevers and Adrian to Compete in the 2012 AT&T Winter National Championships, Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Short Course Meet will be Held in Austin, Texas and Broadcast on NBC on Dec. 2
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top swimmers in the country, including Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.), will compete in at the 2012 AT&T Winter National Championships, November 29 – December 1 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
The three-day meet will be contested in short course yards and is the last major domestic USA Swimming event of the year. The event will be broadcast on NBC as a one-hour special on Sunday, December 2 from 2-3 p.m. ET.
More than 15 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Team will compete in Austin. Lochte, Franklin, Schmitt, Grevers and Adrian each earned multiple Olympic medals this summer in London. Each swimmer also took home gold in an individual event. Other Olympic team members include Jessica Hardy (Long Beach, Calif.), Anthony Ervin (Berkeley, Calif.), Lia Neal (New York, N.Y.) and Scott Weltz (San Jose, Calif.).
The meet will also include top Austin-based swimmers such as Ricky Berens, Kathleen Hersey, Jimmy Feigen, and Garrett Weber-Gale.
Preliminary heats will take place each day at 9 a.m. CT with finals beginning each evening at 5 p.m. CT. Five to seven events will be contested daily.
Friday and Saturday arrive early for autograph sessions with some Olympians from 4-5 p.m. Saturday from 3:30- 5p.m. CT Austin based band, The Sweet Nuthin will perform from the diving tower.
Tickets available at the door or online at www.longhornaquaticsstore.com.
Media wishing to cover the event are advised to submit the online credential request form
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