MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced that Minneapolis has been selected to host the 2024 Paralympic Team Trials - Swimming from June 27-29, 2024. The event will bring together nearly 200 athletes competing for a coveted spot on the U.S. Paralympic Team ahead of the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
For the second consecutive time, the 2024 team trials for Para swimming will be held at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. The venue is known for hosting numerous national and international competitions, including 28 Big Ten and NCAA Championships as well as the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Swimming ahead of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Completed in 1990, the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center seats 1,350 spectators and up to 1,200 competitors and features an 8-lane 50-meter competition pool with a separate diving well.
“Making the U.S. Paralympic team for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games was a dream come true,” said Paralympian and University of Minnesota swimmer Summer Schmit. “I am excited to once again compete for a spot to represent Team USA during the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. To do so in front of family and friends in my home state of Minnesota is truly an honor.”
The long-awaited trials are an exciting opportunity to watch top Para athletes from across the United States compete for a chance to represent Team USA at the Paris Games next summer. The Paralympic Games will be held in Paris, France from Aug. 28 – Sept. 8, 2024.
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee also announced today the location of the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track and Field. More details here. Information on broadcasting and streaming of the trials will be provided in the near future. Detailed information can be found on the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Swimming and U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track and Field websites.