The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials are just a few days away from making a splash, but for fans and novice swimmers there's some neat things going on at the Aqua Zone.
The experience of racing like a U.S. Olympian is on the horizon for just about anyone. The Aqua Zone is the ultimate fan experience during the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials. A number of interactive stations are featured at this year's Aqua Zone. There's about 100,000 square feet to feel what it’s like to race Michael Phelps or compete with Amanda Beard.
"I was here four years ago and it's a lot bigger than it was then,” said Alex Lewis. "Four years ago it was a lot of just see stuff and now it's a lot of interaction stuff, so get to do a lot of different things."
The fan experience is enhanced by a social media sharing tool called the Aqua Badge where people can share their experiences and photos through Facebook.
"The little kids can come in and realize how fun swimming can actually be along with the good workout, which is good for the sport of swimming. It's fun, it's a fun sport," said Carey Yungbluth.
There will be autograph and photo sessions with some of the swimmers. Sunday, the Aqua Zone will be free and open to the public starting at noon. The experience continues through July 2nd from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For more information go to http://www.usaswimming.org/trials.