2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships will feature heats of the women’s and men’s 400 free, 200 IM, and 50 free. It will be flighted, with the A flight (fastest heats) swimming from 10:00-11:50 AM and the B flight, from 11:51 AM-1:46 PM.
Among the championship-seeded heats, there are a number of scratches. Canada’s Emily Overholt (#5 seed) and Hali Flickinger of Sun Devil Swimming (#13) are out of the women’s 400 free. Flickinger has also given up the 9th-seeded spot in the 200 IM, whereas Overholt is still planning to swim in the 200 IM where she is seeded 11th.
Katie Ledecky from Nation’s Capital Swim Club (20th) and Gretchen Walsh of Nashville Aquatic Club (31st) have scratched the 200 IM, as well. Ledecky is seeded first in the 400 free. Walsh is 2nd in the 50 free after the withdrawal of Anna Hopkin, who is representing Great Britain at LEN European Short Course Championships. Also absent from the 50 free will be California Aquatics’ Katie McLaughlin (#21), Claire Curzan of Tac Titans (#28), and Karen Torrez (#27).
The only scratch from the circle-seeded heats in the men’s events is Gunnar Bentz of Dynamo Swim Club, who had been seeded 17th in the 200 IM.