Swimming trials to start in Omaha for last time?
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ USA Swimming has started looking at possible sites for the 2016 Olympic trials and hopes to pick the winning city next spring.
Executive director Chuck Wielgus says the organization is pleased with the job Omaha has done hosting the event in both 2008 and again this year, but there's a feeling among athletes and coaches that it should move around the country.
USA Swimming has already met with officials from 16 cities, including Jacksonville, Fla.; Greensboro, N.C.; and Louisville, Ky. They were encouraged to attend this year's meet, which begins Monday, and get an idea of the expectations for a host city.
Formal bids will be taken in the fall, and Wielgus hopes Omaha will make another bid. The winning city will likely be announced next May.
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