advertisement

Future of Missouri Grand Prix swim meet uncertain

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 12:32 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Top U.S. and international swimmers will return to Columbia next week in an Olympic-year event with an uncertain future on the University of Missouri campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center is in the final year of a four-year deal with USA Swimming,leaving the future of the event uncertain.

This year's meet is scheduled for Feb. 10-12 and will include more than 700 participants, an event record. A USA Swimming official says the governing body is considering bids from several host cities for future Grand Prix stops.

The event was first held in Columbia in 2007. Michael Phelps competed that year and in 2008, before he won a record eight Olympic gold medals.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements