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Olympic Swimming Trials
5:54 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Omaha Will Host Olympic Swimming Trials

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb.
Credit Davis Tarwater / Wikimedia Commons

USA Swimming has announced that the 2016 Olympic swimming trials will be held in Omaha, besting St. Louis and the other finalist for host city, San Antonio. 

The announcement was made during a 20 minute presentation on Saturday evening.   

Omaha also hosted the trials in 2008 and 2012.   In 2012 the trials gave Omaha a $20 million economic boost and were attended by more than 164,000 fans.  The eight day event also aired on prime time television.

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4:36 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Report: St. Louis Among Remaining Finalists To Host 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials

Lead in text: 
Swimming news source SwimSwam is reporting today that Indianapolis is out to host the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials - but which city is still in? You guessed it, St. Louis. The Gateway City is one of four remaining finalists, SwimSwam says. The others? San Antonio, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; and Greensboro, N.C.
Indianapolis, Indiana has been knocked out of the running to host the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials. They were informed by USA Swimming on Tuesday, the Indiana Sports Corp. announced in a press release, and USA Swimming has confirmed the same.
Missouri State Parks
5:46 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Two Missouri beaches remain closed despite latest E. Coli tests

An aerial view of the Lake of the Ozarks area.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

Water samples taken this week from 12 coves at the Lake of the Ozarks did not contain elevated E. Coli levels, but two Missouri beaches will remain closed because of elevated average amounts of the bacteria.

All 12 samples are from coves in the lake's upper region, from the Highway 65 bridge to the Brown Bend area 30 miles down-lake.  Renee Bungart with the Department of Natural Resources says the upper-lake testing is part of a 5-year study to examine the Lake of the Ozark's ecological health.

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Missouri State Parks
5:08 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Swimming closed at three Mo. state beaches due to bacteria levels

An aerial view of the Lake of the Ozarks area.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

If you were planning on going swimming at three specific Missouri state beaches sometime soon, you may want to make other plans.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says "bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming" are the reason behind the temporary closing of beaches at:

  • Grand Glaize Beach, also known as Public Beach #2, at Lake of the Ozarks State Park
  • Public beaches at Mark Twain State Park
  • Public beaches at Harry S Truman State Park

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