2019 PHILLIPS 66 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
While Nathan Adrian, Lia Neal, and a few other Worlds team members will be heading to Lima, Peru, for the 2019 Pan Ams, 22 Worlds members may be racing in Palo Alto, California, after appearing on the 2019 U.S. Nationals psych sheets. But, of those 22, who is actually going to show up in Palo Alto to swim after traveling back from Gwangju (based on social media)?
MORE OR LESS CONFIRMED
- Allison Schmitt (seen in an IG story in Palo Alto)
- Ashley Twichell (seen in an IG story in Palo Alto)
- Ally McHugh (seen in an IG story in Palo Alto)
- Gabby Deloof (seen in an IG story in Palo Alto)
- Jack LeVant (published an IG post about swimming at Nationals)
- Justin Wright (seen in an IG story in Palo Alto)
- Brooke Forde (father Pat Forde tweeted about it)
- Haley Anderson (published an IG post with location in Palo Alto)
- Regan Smith (has been confirmed for the meet)
- Caeleb Dressel
- This morning, posted that he’s ‘flying home tomorrow.’ He’s entered in some off events (like the 200 IM, 100 breast, and 200 free), which would be very intriguing to see him race.
- Abbey Weitzeil
- Abrahm Devine (flew home to Seattle per social media)
- Ella Eastin
- Grant Shoults
- Hali Flickinger
- Jack Conger
- Katie Drabot
- Kelsi Dahlia (flew home to Louisville per social media)
- Mallory Comerford (flew home to Louisville per social media)
- Olivia Smoliga
- Zane Grothe
Of the unknown swimmers, Weitzeil, Eastin, Drabot, and Shoults are likely in the Bay Area, anyways, with their training groups at either Cal or Stanford. It isn’t yet confirmed if they’ll be racing.
Speculation and social media aside, we’ll get our answers in the coming days– the first session of the 2019 U.S. Nationals begins tomorrow morning with preliminaries of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.