2017 Santa Clara PSS Psych Sheets: Dwyer, Beisel Set To Return

The psych sheets for the upcoming Arena Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara have been released, with absolutely loaded fields for both the men and the women.

One of the more notable names entered for the men is Conor Dwyer, who has been relatively quiet since winning a pair of medals in Rio last summer. He swam the 100 free prelims at the Mesa stop of the series in April, and that was it. This will be his first full competition of the season, though he was also entered to race at the Atlanta stop at the beginning of the month and didn’t show up.

With World Trials right around the corner, it’s important to get some in-season racing under his belt if he hopes to qualify for Budapest. He usually races well in-season, and frequently, so it will be interesting to see how he fares in the next two months. He is entered in the 100 and 200 free and the 200 IM.

Another notable name on the psych sheets is Elizabeth Beisel, whose future in the sport seemed in question after placing 6th in the 400 IM at the Olympics last summer. She mentioned in an interview in October that she was not retired but was taking a long break from the sport. This will be her first competition back since Rio, though she does have a 100 yard back (58.22) on record from Meet Mobile in January.

She’s entered in five events in Santa Clara: the 100 & 200 back, 200 breast, and the 200 & 400 IM.

There are so many key swimmers entered for Santa Clara that the meet will serve as a little preview for World Trials. Along with all of the Americans, there are some international swimmers entered too, including some of Canada’s World Championship squad.

Below are just some of the notable names entered at the meet, which will take place from June 1-4:



Check out the full psych sheets here.

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Can’t wait to see Beisel back!


Really wish she would just retire & move on and get a real job. She didn’t do well at last Olympics & so many young up & comers are passing her anyhow.


SHE gets to decide when SHE wants to retire. She might have goals that she still wants to accomplish in the pool too. Let her live her life the way she wants. She’s great for the sport of swimming


Also she’s only 24? She’s just been around longer.. What about Anthony Ervin? Dara Torres? Dana Vollmer? Phelps? Coughlin?


Don’t forget about Lezak. Amanda Weir, Ryan Lochte, Matt Grevers, and also Cullen Jones are still going for it and they’re in their 30’s.


Hahaha……name a 4IM that goes the times she has gone constantly for past 8 or 9 yrs….No US girl is even in her ball park in that event. We need her!!!!


When will we see Franklin compete?

IMs for days

Franklin had surgery this year to fix a lingury shoulder problem that may have been the reason for her decline. She is currently recovering. We won’t see her at nats this yeae. Hopefully she can get back into top form in 2018.


Really want to see Ervin vs. Adrian vs. Morozov vs. Dressel in the 50


ohhh yes


Don’t forget about Jones.

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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