Zika leads USA Swimming to move camp out of Puerto Rico

ATLANTA Georgia (AP) – Concerned about the threat of the Zika virus, USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp from Puerto Rico to Atlanta.

A person familiar with the situation says a letter went out Thursday to national team athletes and coaches telling them of the change. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the matter has not been discussed publicly.

The U.S. team is still scheduled to hold a training camp in San Antonio from July 11-21. After that, the team had been scheduled to make a stop in Puerto Rico for several more days of training before traveling on to Rio de Janeiro.

The Olympic swimming competition begins Aug. 6.

USA Swimming’s decision follows a move by Major League Baseball to shift two regular-season games out of San Juan because of players’ concerns about the virus.


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