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USA Swimming targets August return for meets, sets tentative schedule

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USA Swimming is targeting regional meets in mid-to-late August in a return to competition from the coronavirus pandemic.

“These regionally focused events will limit the need for travel and promote a safer competition environment for athletes, families and everyone involved,” according to the organization.

Specific meets, which have not been announced yet, must still be approved, subject to local health guidelines and directives.

After that, USA Swimming’s targeted major domestic meets begin Nov. 5-8 with a Tyr Pro Swim Series meet in Richmond, Va. That’s followed by the Toyota U.S. Open in Atlanta (Dec. 2-5) and Speedo Juniors East (Atlanta) and West (Austin) from Dec.