2015 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West
- University of Texas’s Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center -Austin, TX
- Wednesday, December 9 – Saturday, December 11
- (Bonus long course meter time trials on Sunday, December 12)
- Prelims 9AM / Finals 5PM (Th-Sat), Wed. Timed Finals 6PM (U.S. Central Time)
- Live Stream
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
Our preview of the East Winter Junior National Championship meet is here.
Order of Events
- 200 Medley Relay
- 800 Free Relay
- 500 Free
- 200 IM
- 50 Free
- 400 Medley Relay
- 400 IM
- 100 Fly
- 200 Free
- 100 Breast
- 100 Back
- 200 Free Relay
- 1650 Free
- 200 Back
- 100 Free
- 200 Breast
- 200 Fly
- 400 Free Relay
5 Storylines To Watch In The West
- Ruck & Drabot in an international battle of versatility: Two outstanding young swimmers with international experience for two different nations appear primed for a “high point” battle in Austin. U.S. Short Course World Champs team member Katie Drabot (a Stanford commit) and Canadian Junior World Champ Taylor Ruck (who trains in Scottsdale, Arizona) are each entered in 7 events apiece. They’ll meet head-to-head in the 100, 200 and 500 frees and the 200 IM.
- Grieshop Careens Towards Multiple Wins: With Ruck and Drabot perhaps stealing titles from each other, Nitro’s Sean Grieshop might have an inside track at the meet’s most individual titles. Grieshop is the top seed in the 200 free, 500 free, 400 IM and 1650 free, and could have outside shots to win the 200 IM and 200 breast. The 15-16 NAG record-breaker also gets a shot at the 17-18 age group for the first time this year. PJ Ransford’s 1650 free record looks like an outside possibility, and while Grieshop may be a year away from approaching Micheal Phelps’ 500 free mark, he could certainly chomp away some of the 4.2 second-margin this week.
- Boys 100 Fly: Maybe the swim of the meet on the boys side pits three of the biggest names in attendance against one another. Age group record-smasher Michael Andrew is the top seed, but sprint sensation Ryan Hoffer and Cal commit (and #5 recruit nationally) Jack Xie have both been 46s as well.
- Girls 100 Fly: Not to be outdone, the girls of the 100 fly appear set to put on a show as well. The entire top 8 seeds coming into the meet have been sub-54 in their careers, and 1st through 8th are separated by just nine tenths of a second. Leading the way are a pair of seniors coming off in-state commitments: California state champ Maddie Murphy (a future Cal Bear) and Wisconsin star Megan Doty (a Badger commit). Sandwiched in between is junior Victoria Edwards of Longhorn Aquatics, who will be one of the better recruits in next year’s class.
- Boys 100 Back: Another Andrew-Hoffer showdown looms on day 3, this time in the 100 back. The two are tied for the top seed at 47.19 – but with both coming off of the 100 fly, the favorite might actually be KING’s Thomas Anderson, just .05 behind at 47.24. Anderson, a high school senior, is the nation’s 7th-ranked recruit and heading to Arizona next year.