Nov. 13, 2013
The 2013-14 USA Swimming Arena Grand Prix Series kicks off with the Minneapolis Grand Prix this weekend, November 14-16, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The University of Minnesota men’s and women’s teams will both get a chance to compete against the nation’s top swimmers.
Events will run Thursday-Saturday with prelims beginning at 9:00am. Finals will take place at 6:00pm.
Single session admission including a Heat Sheet: $15.00
Children under eight: $5.00
Additional Heat Sheets: $5.00
Psych Sheets: $10.00
All Session Pass, including a Psych Sheet and Heat Sheets: $65.00
Thursday, Nov. 14
Events: 200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 400 Individual Medley, 400 Freestyle Relay
Friday, Nov. 15
Events: 200 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 500 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 800 Freestyle Relay
Saturday, Nov. 16
Events: W 1650/1500m Freestyle, W 1000/800m Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, M 1650/1500m Freestyle, M 1000/800m Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay
*Swimmers may qualify for the 1650y freestyle events with any of the 1650y, 1500m, 1000y, or 800m qualifying standards
More information can be found at: http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2056&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
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