U.S. Paralympics Swimming set to return to North Carolina for 2022 National Championships
by Kristen Gowdy
Hannah Aspden, a North Carolina native who competed at Queens University Charlotte, races at the 2022 Para Swimming World Championships. (Photo: Ralf Kuckuck)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – U.S. Paralympics Swimming today announced the 2022 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships, presented by Toyota, which will be held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte, N.C. Competition is scheduled for Dec. 16-18.
Many swimmers in the program are familiar with the venue, which hosted the 2016 Paralympic Team Trials. The 2021 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships were also held in North Carolina at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
“We had an incredibly competitive national championships last year, and are looking forward to more of the same in 2022,” Erin Popovich, Director of U.S. Paralympics Swimming, said. “In this shortened Paralympic quad, we are excited to see where our newer swimmers stack up against the veterans and vice versa.”
Team USA has already established itself as a force in the pool this year, taking home 40 medals – 24 of which were gold – at the 2022 Para Swimming World Championships in Madeira, Portugal, in June, and finishing second overall in the gold medal standings. The performance at worlds came on the heels of a historic Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, where American swimmers won 35 medals, the most by U.S. Paralympics Swimming since 2008.
Further details on the 2022 national championships, including live stream information, classification details and more, will be posted closer to the beginning of the meet.
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