Competitors will travel from Branson, Carthage and Monett. The new, bigger pool will offer more space for this year's event.
"Obviously, Shifferdecker is a lot bigger, we can hold a lot more. I don't know if they ever had a big turn out like this in the past," said Paul Bloomberg, Joplin Recreations Manager.
The pool will reopen to the public on Monday, July 15th at 1 p.m.