It’s a college-heavy psych sheet for the U.S. Winter Nationals, with Olympian Caeleb Dressel heading a young list of stars from the college ranks.
USA Swimming published the psych sheets today, and you can view the first version here. Dressel is set to swim a full event lineup of the 200 IM, 50 free, 100 breast and 100 free for the Florida Gators. The 50 and 100 free should be locks for the sprint stud at NCAAs, as Dressel is the defending champ and American record-holder in both. Last season, he swam the 100 fly as his third event and has already been stellar in that event this year. But the 100 breast has always been an outside option, and could be somewhat open for a national title this year.
Other American Olympians on the psych sheets include butterflyer Tom Shields (50 free, 100 fly, 100 back), Amanda Weir (50 free, 100 free, 200 free), Breeja Larson (100 breast, 200 breast) and Claire Donahue (50 free, 100 fly).
The meet – conducted in short course yards – will feature some of the nation’s top college swimmers. Indiana will be represented, though Olympians Lilly King and Blake Pieroni aren’t entered. Michigan won’t compete, but recent IU transfer Miranda Tucker is entered. Florida will bring Dressel, blue-chip freshman Maxime Rooney and more. Ohio State’s Lindsay Clary and Minnesota’s Brooke Zeiger look set to battle for some wins in the longer events.
Plus keep an eye on high school senior and junior world record-holder Sean Grieshop, who recently committed to Cal as one of the nation’s top recruits.
The meet runs from Wednesday, November 30 through Saturday, December 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. Stay tuned to SwimSwam.com for full coverage of U.S. Winter Nationals.