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Posted on: June 12, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Amazon Pool Hosts State Swim Meet June 13-15

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Amazon Pool is the site of the 2014 Mike Morris Memorial Invitational Swim meet June 13-15. Some 600 Oregon swimmers, ages 5 to 50 and older, are expected to compete in the event that is hosted by Mid-Oregon Swimming & Timing (M-O-S-T) and sanctioned by USA Swimming.

Winning times from this meet can qualify swimmers for other regional competitions. Over the three-day event, the swimmers, their accompanying families and spectators are expected to generate direct visitor spending in the local economy of $75,600 according to Travel Lane County.

Amazon Pool was designed to meet US Swimming and Olympic competition standards so that times recorded by local swimmers will be officially recognized. City of Eugene swimming pools accommodate a variety of uses, including competitive swimming, lap swimming, swim lessons, recreational swims, and water fitness. All of the uses help to meet the City of Eugene Aquatics Program’s mission to encourage safe, healthy and enjoyable recreation.

Parking in the neighborhoods of Amazon pool is expected to be at a premium during the meet. Drivers on Hilyard and neighboring streets are asked to watch for pedestrians and to use additional caution in the area.

Amazon Pool opens to the public for recreational swims on Monday, June 16. A Summer-kick-off free recreational swim will be held at all three City pools on Friday, June 20.

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