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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  1. Hswimmer says:

    Can’t wait to see Beisel back!

    • SUNY Cal says:

      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.

      • Hswimmer says:

        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

      • Hswimmer says:

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

        • Randomswimmer says:

          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.

      • Troy says:

        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!!!!

  2. Kaez says:

    When will we see Franklin compete?

    • IMs for days says:

      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.

  3. Pvdh says:

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

  4. name says:

    hmmm, will dwyer really be there?

  5. Uberfan says:

    Would love to see Kalisz vs Dwyer in the 200 IM

  6. bobo gigi says:

    And I thought I had understood that Beisel had retired….
    And I also thought that Dwyer wouldn’t swim at world trials….
    Interesting to see at which level they are.
    Great field.
    First Adrian vs Dressel since last summer.
    Licon vs Prenot vs Cordes in the 200 breast.
    We’ll know more about Abbey Weitzeil’s shape too.
    And first 1500 free for Katie Ledecky since Kazan 2015.

  7. bobo gigi says:

    Article about Clark Smith
    “I guess you can never really predict what’s going to happen, at least with me” 🙂


    Weitzeil and Dwyer are back is back as well – Great !!!

  9. yardfan says:

    Is there going to be any live stream for retransmission of finals?

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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