Ann Arbor tops list over 50 best swimming cities in the U.S.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area.

The 50 Top Swim Cities, presented by Speedo, ranked San Jose-Santa Clara, California second, followed by Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut; San Francisco-Oakland; Fort Collins, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles-Orange County and Indianapolis.

“It’s no surprise that Ann Arbor is the top swim city in America considering the strength of the swimming community and how many great swimmers and world record holders have come out of the area,” commented legendary former University of Michigan and Club Wolverine swimming coach, Jon Urbancheck. “I lived and coached in Ann Arbor for thirty years and I can’t think of a better place for swimming.”

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