PREMIER EPISODE: JUNE 2
This year, Splash TV will be more than just swimming. You'll see some of your favorite swimmers hanging out with the stars of other water sports and trying their hand at sports like surfing, jet skiing, and boogey boarding.
When is it on? NICK - GAS
New York, NY - May 24, 2002 - Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for Kids and USA Swimming have joined together to produce Splash TV, the first Nick GAS original series. The show, a series about swimming and water sports, will premiere on the Nick GAS block on Nickelodeon on Sunday June 2, at 3:30p.m. (ET). The show will re-air on Nick GAS at 8pm & 11pm (ET).
Featuring a different theme and location in each episode, the show covers swimming, water sports, and activities which occur in and around that region. Additionally, USA Swimming will provide one of its National Team athletes to participate in various segments throughout the show.
"Splash TV, the first Nick GAS original series, signals a new chapter in our programming and gives kids a platform to celebrate their love of water sports and activities," said Mark Offitzer, Vice President and General Manager, Nick GAS. "The show is a perfect fit for our summer lineup, Splash TV debuts just as kids around the country are finishing school and getting ready to jump in the pool."
"We want kids to see all the fun you can have in the water. If you know how to swim, you'll be able to enjoy all of the water sports and activities we show you on Splash TV," said Rod Davis, Chief Marketing Officer of USA Swimming. "The show fits extraordinarily well with our strategy of providing visibility for our athletes, building our base and getting more kids into the water."
Splash TV will run at various times from June through September on Nick GAS and on Nickelodeon during the Sunday GAS programming block. (Complete schedule is available at: http://www.usa-swimming.org/superstars/template.pl?opt=news&pubid=2489.)
The first episode, filmed on Grand Bahama Island, features Olympic swimming medalist Aaron Peirsol, and segments on ocean swimming, scuba diving, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing, and swimming with dolphins. Future episodes will originate from lakes, rivers, water parks and swimming pools.