Welcome to the Minneapolis Grand Prix. The University of Minnesota is excited to be hosting this first stop of the USA Grand Prix Swimming Series.
November 9-11, 2012
Prelims: Begin every day at 9:00am
Finals: Begin every day at 6:00pm
University of Minnesota Aquatic Center (view directions)
The University of Minnesota will host the 2012 Minneapolis Grand Prix Swimming Series from November 9-11 at the University Aquatic Center. Olympic Gold medalist swimmers Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin will be a headlining a talent-packed Minneapolis Grand Prix field. Local stars, Rachel Bootsma (Eden Prairie) and David Plummer (Minnetonka) will also compete during the weekend.
The Minneapolis Grand Prix will mark the first stop of the 2012-2013 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series. The Series will conclude June 2, 2013 in Santa Clara, Calif., and will also feature stops in Austin, Texas, Orlando Fla., Mesa, Ariz., and Charlotte, N.C.
Preliminary heats in Minneapolis will start at 9 a.m. CT, Friday through Sunday, with finals beginning at 6 p.m. CT. Visit www.usaswimming.org for a complete schedule of events. Tickets may be purchased at the door. USA Swimming will also provide a live webcast of the event online which can be viewed below during the event.
The USA Swimming Grand Prix Series serves as an opportunity for swimmers to race against some of the best competition in the country as they continue their preparation for the 2012 FINA Short Course FINA World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey as well as the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the world. It is both the state’s land-grant university and its flagship research institution. Our mission is to inspire students, pursue breakthrough discoveries, and share knowledge with the state, country and world.
At the University of Minnesota, you’ll have unprecedented options. Choose from over 140 different degree programs and thousands of engaging, challenging courses. Add in options like service-learning and international study and it becomes clear: your future starts here.
Completed in 1990, the Dororthy L. Shepard Pool and the separate Diving
Well have been the site of 21 swimming world records, 1 diving world record, 38 masters swimming world records, and 208 disabled swimming records.
The Aquatic Center is open nearly 5,000 hours each year, and on average, 1,700 people use the facilities and programs each day. The University Aquatic Center, recent winner of the 2009 National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA) Excellence in Aquatics Award, services over 120 rentals and more than 60 special events each year. Many different programs including Learn to Swim, the Twin Cities Swim Team, Twin City Divers, University of Minnesota Athletics and Sport Clubs, local swim clubs and many organizations from around the Twin Cities utilize the University Aquatic Center facilities. Since opening on June 1, 1990, there have been 7,093,021 participants in the University Aquatic Programs and Facilities. The University of Minnesota Aquatic Center staff and participants are celebrating nineteen years of success and are looking forward continuing its tradition of excellence.
Event Schedule Coming Soon
Event Schedule Coming Soon