Clovis PSS Psych Sheets Reveal A Quiet Showing

2019 Clovis Pro Swim Series

Psych sheets for the final stop of the Pro Swim Series have been released. This final stop will take place in Clovis, CA, in lieu of Santa Clara from previous years.

This final stop will be more quiet than the others, as many big names are at the Santa Clara International meet that is June 6-9. Counting the numbers, 26 of the 35 events have less than 32 swimmers entered, leaving empty D-finals in 9 of the events excluding distance events and potential scratches.

In the women’s 800 and 1500 free, less than 12 swimmers are entered. The men’s 800 free has 13 swimmers entered as well. As you may have guessed, the 50/100/200 free events all have more than 32 swimmers.

Appearing on the psych sheet are national teamers Leah Smith, Erica Sullivan, Mallory Comerford, Kelsi Dahlia, Townley Haas,  Daniel Roy, Trey FreemanJustin Ress, Tate Jackson, Michael Chadwick, Justin Wright, Evie Pfeifer, and Kendyl Stewart. Along with them, NCAA swimmers Catie DeLoof, Ali DeLoof, Amy Bilquist, and Louise Hansson are also scheduled to compete.

Age group phenoms Claire Tuggle and Isabelle Stadden are on the psyches while top 200 flyer 17-year-old Luca Urlando will look to make a statement in Clovis.

Notably on the pysch sheet is Matt Grevers, who came off of a great last FINA Champions Swim Series performance that featured a win in the 50 back. Former national teamer Giles Smith joins Grevers on the pysch sheets as well.

Among the international names, South African Ryan Coetzee, Canadian Sydney Pickrem, and Jamaican Alia Atkinson are scheduled for swims. At the Indy stop of the Champions series, Pickrem swam a new Canadian record in the 200 IM.

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Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

Wow…this is an embarrassing field. Some events are just incredibly weak, like the men’s 400 IM.

Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

It’s almost like now is when getting in the yardage before the upcoming taper is most important, glad everyone is back underground training, eating, and sleeping

Reply to  Ragnar
1 year ago

Except that this is the same weekend that has always been the Santa Clara International/Grand Prix/Pro Swim Series Meet. A meet that has seen world and national records broken, break out stars emerge, and a national and international destination meet for many of the top teams and individuals. The problem? USA Swimming’s poor idea to make teams bid on the Pro Series rather than hold the meets in locations full of history and ease of access. The nearest airport to Clovis? Fresno! A location that cost 3-5x as much to fly in and out of as San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, LA, Orange County, Long Beach etc. Can Clovis host a great meet? Yes, when its a meet intended to attract… Read more »

Reply to  Waterbear13
1 year ago

Actually the weekend after–but that is splitting hairs.

Reply to  Waterbear13
1 year ago

“A location that cost 3-5x as much to fly in and out of”
Really? I think you made good points without relying on gross exaggeration

Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

Or with the fewer entries ever, like Womens 1500 free. But there will be Luca Urlando in a lot of events and, after his huge Mel Zajac, who’s not interested to see his level of performances?

1 year ago

Taking away meets from major cities has been a factor certainly in attendance. If it was in Santa Clara would it be more full?

Reply to  Nswim
1 year ago

Oh yeah

Hawaiian Reeves
1 year ago

The facilities are probably respectable given that Clovis makes strong investments in athletic infrastructure, and there might even be a good crowd, but it’s hard (and expensive) to fly into Fresno, which means flying into San Jose, which is close to 3 hours away. There’s a solid risk of 100+ degree temps, and there isn’t a decent hotel within a 100 miles of the site. I hope it goes well, but there are a ton of reasons to skip this stop, especially at this point in the year.

Reply to  Hawaiian Reeves
1 year ago

the facilities are beyond respectable and they have fine hotels in Clovis. They host plenty of large senior travel meets and I’ve never heard people complaining about hotels.

Agree that the weather is an issue and it just isn’t a desireable summer travel destination for people flying from all sides of ten country, it’s in the middle of nowhere.

Reply to  Hawaiian Reeves
1 year ago

The facilities are amazing, youre right about that, and the closest reasonable airport is a few hours out, but not a decent hotel within 100 miles? There are dozens within 5, all very normal and without issue.

Justin Wright
Reply to  danggg
1 year ago

Didn’t realize the Fresno International airport wasn’t considered reasonable. It’s 30 minutes from the pool.

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