Once I caught wind of The Top 50 Swim Cities over on the USA Swimming site, I knew I had to check the list. And what do you know? Salt Lake City is on it slipping in at number 50.
Utah County is number 34 but we’ll pretend we didn’t see that.
With an avid swimmer in the family, The Top 50 Swim Cities (presented by Speedo) makes for an interesting read. My old stomping grounds in the San Jose area came in at number 2. This area claims the most USA Swimming members per 1,000 people and “the largest multicultural make-up of any region.” Top on the list? Ann Arbor, Michigan. Apparently a history rich in swimming has produced more than 60 Olympians. No wonder it’s ranked first in the U.S.
We may not live in Ann Arbor or the Bay Area, but we may still have an Olympian in the family. And if not an Olympian, definitely a college scholarship hopeful. She has set quite a few of her school’s swimming records.
I may not have been involved with USA Swimming when I was in high school but I did swim a mean butterfly and IM. I’d like to think Madison got her fish-like swimming skills from her mom.
She also got my sense of humor, love of reading and long legs, but you’ll have to take my word for it on those.
To check out the full article and see if your city made the cut, you can read the full feature on the USA Swimming website.
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