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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sports Corp and USA Swimming, the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) as the Opening Night sponsor of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming presented by Lilly.

The Olympic Trials, held June 15-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, is the only qualifying meet to name the Olympic Team heading to Paris in July. Opening Night of the Trials on June 15 will be a record-setting affair as USA Swimming and Indiana Sports Corp break the record for the largest-attended swim meet in history. The swimming sessions at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games currently hold the attendance record with just over 16,000 fans. To commemorate Opening Night, IDDC will provide red or blue t-shirts for every fan in attendance, welcoming visitors from all over the country for the record-breaking event.

“The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials is another reminder of how special 2024 is IN Indiana,” said IDDC Secretary and CEO Elaine Bedel. “We are excited to be a part of a record-setting event and to welcome fans from across the country to experience all that the Hoosier state has to offer.”

“Thank you to IDDC for helping us create an unforgettable experience during Opening Night of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials,” said Indiana Sports Corp President Patrick Talty. “This event will have Indy in the national and international spotlight for nine straight days and their support will help us kick everything off in a record-setting way.”

“IDDC's support is a wonderful addition to what will be the world’s largest swim meet," said USA Swimming President and CEO Tim Hinchey III. "Opening night will set the tone for the remaining eight days and nights of fierce competition, and now every fan will take home an incredible keepsake to remember this historic evening IN Indiana."

Opening night finals tickets start at $35. Go to to purchase.

Indiana Destination Development Corporation

About Indiana Destination Development Corporation
The mission of the IDDC is to promote, brand, and tell Indiana's authentic story to attract and retain talent, students, business, and visitors. This quasi-government agency was established in July 2020 and replaced the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

House Enrolled Act 1115 (2019) established the IDDC to position Indiana as the best place to live, work, play, study and stay. IDDC operates as a public-private agency and is governed by a seven-member board. Members include Governor Eric Holcomb who has appointed the Lt. Governor as his designee, the president of the IEDC or designee, and five governor-appointed members from the private sector. Elaine Bedel serves as Secretary & CEO.

About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit

About Indiana Sports Corp
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit

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