US Olympic swim team to hold public practice in Knoxville
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The U.S. Olympic Swim Team will hold a public practice at the University of Tennessee on Thursday, July 12.
Practice at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center will be open to the public from 8-9 a.m. with grandstand seating for approximately 1,200 people.
Practice at the nearby outdoor pool can be viewed from 8-10 a.m. behind the fenced-in area.
All other practices during the team's training in Knoxville will be closed.
The main entrance on the north side of the Allan Jones Aquatic Center along Andy Holt Avenue will open for spectators at 8 a.m.
Fans will not be permitted on the pool deck.
Parking: Free parking will be available in the G7 parking garage, which is located across from the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at the corner ofVolunteer Boulevard and Andy Holt Avenue.
Photography Information: Fans are allowed to bring battery-powered cameras, but no flash photography or tripods will be permitted. Anyone using flash will be subject to removal from the facility.
Additional Notes: Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center has a limited capacity of approximately 1,200 … Chairs are not permitted inside the facility … The outdoor swimming pool is part of the TRECS sports complex and is behind the Student Aquatic Center on Andy Holt Avenue … Spectators are reminded to be respectful of the athletes while they are training for the Olympics.
The U.S. Olympic Swimming Team previously trained in Knoxville prior to the 1996 Games in Atlanta. This is the first time the Olympic Team has been able to use the four-year-old Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Tennessee is one of the few schools in the country to have two full-sized indoor pools between Allan Jones and the team's former competition venue next door, the Student Aquatic Center. The outdoor pool behind the Student Aquatic Center is also Olympic sized.
(The University of Tennessee provided information for this story)