Olympic Swimmers in Knoxville!


The Olympic Swim Team is in Knoxville?

Some of the biggest names in the Olympics are right here in Knoxville this week.

Everyone is invited to watch Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and the rest of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team practice Thursday morning.

The team includes two locals: Davis Tarwater and Claire Donahue.

The team has been in town all week practicing at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center on UT campus in closed practices, but they will open to the public for two hours Thursday.

Doors open at 8 a.m. and the public is allowed in for one hour.

1,200 people in all will be able to go inside.

Olympians will also be training in the outdoor pool on Andy Holt Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m where spectators can watch from outside the gate.

Seating at the event is first come, first serve.