The 29th annual Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte presented by UltraSwim is a home meet for Charlotte’s top swimmers. The six-city competition offers swimmers the opportunity to take home prize money for top finishes in all individual Olympic-distance events during each meet in the series. The series also serves as an opportunity for swimmers to race against some of the best competition in the country as they continue to prepare for numerous worldwide championships.
The fifth stop in the series took place May 9-12 at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in downtown Charlotte, the home pool of SwimMAC Carolina. More than 30 SwimMAC swimmers participated in the meet, including Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones, along with numerous NCAA Champions. Other notable swimmers included Charlotte-native and two-time Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens, eleven-time Olympic medalist and reality show star Ryan Lochte, four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, two-time Olympic medalist Anthony Ervin and Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.
For the second year in a row, JHE supported the event including sponsorship support and donation of a hospitality trailer which was used by competitors in-between races. JHE looks forward to continuing to support this premier event in its hometown.