North Carolina swimmer Stephanie Peacock, who missed the NCAA Championships, will be back in elite racing next month in Charlotte. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Nobody even came close to Katie Ledecky, who put up the world’s second-fastest 400 free this year despite the mid-season meet. (File photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Natalie Coughlin took the top seed in a Cal-heavy women’s 100 free prelim. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The pool in Mesa, Arizona is ready to erupt on the eve of the first ever Mesa Grand Prix.
Liz Pelton, fresh off of breaking an American Record in the 200 yard backstroke, will jump into the short course season next week in Mesa. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Olympian Breeja Larson will return home to Mesa for this month’s Grand Prix stop. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The Mesa Grand Prix will, for the first time this year, allow bonus swims.
Missy Franklin picked up another win for the series on day 1 of the 2013 Orlando Grand Prix. (File Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The Orlando Grand Prix meet starts on Valentine’s day; meet standings to this point are above, courtesy of USA Swimming.
Germany’s Yannick Lebherz, part of a strong young German nucleus, will come stateside for a Grand Prix meet for the second-straight year.
Former Texas All-American Karlee Bispo didn’t back down from a challenge by one of the world’s best in Austin (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Missy Franklin’s 100 free was the most impressive swim of a quiet prelims session in Austin. (File Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Nathan Adrian is among the few swimmers who qualified and were able to tend the Austin Grand Prix. USA Swimming is making moves to try and get a bigger field in Orlando. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Professional swimmers like Nathan Adrian will soon have a new motivation to attend the USA Swimming Grand Prix Series. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Ryan Lochte, Speedo Athlete (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)