The psych sheets for the 2013 USA Swimming Winter Junior Short Course National Championships have been released. The meet runs from next Thursday, December 12th, to Saturday, December 14th, in Greensboro, North Carolina at the newly-renovated Greensboro Aquatic Center.
This meet has stout attendance, as it always does, this season, and among the attendees will be Bolles senior, and University of Florida commit, Caeleb Dressel. Dressel, a multi-time National Age Group Record holder, is entered in the 50, 100, and 200 yard freestyles, the 100 fly, and a bit of a new event for himself the 100 breast, where he’s the 10th seed in 55.19.
That sprint 50 free will be one of the more exciting events of the meet. Dressel’s top seed is followed by a #2 of Ryan Hoffer from the Scottsdale Aquatic Club, who comes in with a 19.55 after breaking Dressel’s 15-16 National Age Group Record last month at the Arizona High School State Championships. Following them will be Texas commit Brett Ringgold, Michigan commit Paul Powers (who was just a 19.58 at senior nationals), and Dylan Carter, who will join the USC Trojans in January, as sub 20-second seeds.
The women’s breaststroke field will also be relatively stacked, and representing all parts of the country. Lindsey Horejsi, Heidi Poppe, Kennedy Lohman, and Carolyn McCann all come in seeded better than 1:01, and another 6 swimmers sit at under 1:02.
That includes Kathleen Baker, who has a packed schedule before heading off to the Duel in the Pool the week after this meet – she’s at senior Nationals this week, juniors next weekend, and the Duel the weekend after. Her entries in Greensboro will be relatively light, though, with entries only in the 100 fly and 100 breast.
The depth at this year’s meet is unbelievable – arguably it will be a deeper meet than the senior version going on in Knoxville this weekend.