2024 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

Dates and Locations Set for 2024 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

Dates and Locations Set for 2024 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced the official dates and locations for the 2024 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Para swimming and Para track & field.

The swimming trials will take place June 27-29, 2024 at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. This will be the second straight time the facility hosts the swimming trials. With seating for 1,350 spectators and lanes for up to 1,200 competitors, the aquatic center is known for hosting major national and international meets. 

“Making the U.S. Paralympic team for Tokyo was a dream come true,” said University of Minnesota swimmer and 2020 Paralympian Summer Schmit. “I’m excited to compete again in my home state for a spot at the 2024 Games.”

The track & field trials will be held July 18-21, 2024 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California. The 155-acre facility contains venues for over a dozen Olympic and Paralympic sports. This will be the first time Chula Vista hosts the Paralympic track trials.

“Training at Chula Vista for 15 years has put me in a great position to make my 6th Paralympic team,” said 5-time Paralympic medalist Lex Gillette. “I’m thrilled the 2024 trials will be right here.”

For marathon qualification, wheelchair racers will compete at the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5, 2023.

Nearly 200 athletes are expected to vie for a coveted spot on the U.S. Paralympic Team at the two trials. The top finishers will go on to represent Team USA at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris from August 28 to September 8.

The upcoming trials will be an exciting chance to watch some of America’s best Para athletes compete for the opportunity of a lifetime. Stay tuned for more updates on the road to Paris 2024!

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