You don't have to wait until the Olympics this summer to see swimming superstars like Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin. They're going to be here in Columbus this weekend, competing at the U.S.A. Swimming Grand Prix meet!
From Friday through Sunday, The Ohio State University is hosting this high-powered meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. More than 600 U.S. and international swimmers have qualified to compete. Watch them as they glide through the water and, if you're lucky, you might even snag an autograph (best spot to cross paths is out in front of the pavilion's entrance, as they're coming and going to the meet)! The professional-level athletes are competing in the Grand Prix series to win thousands of dollars in prizes. (Last time he was here for the Grand Prix meet, Phelps took a nap on one of the diving boards and missed an event. Talk about a teaching moment, parents!)
Tickets can be purchased for either all weekend ($45 adults, $40 children) or a single day ($20 adults, $15 children). Visit swimclub.osu.edu for more information or to buy passes.