Entry Lists Published For 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships


  • Thursday, December 16th – Tuesday, December 21st
  • Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • SCM (25m)
  • Meet Site
  • Entries

The 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships entry lists are finally published, which means we’re examining who is swimming what beginning December 16th in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

On the surface, there are no major surprises, with American Caeleb Dressel knowingly not on the stars n’ stripes roster, while Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu is also absent from her national squad. Russia’s Evgeny Rylov is another notable name missing from the entries, although not entirely unexpectedly so.

Aussie Kyle Chalmers has indeed withdrawn due to his shoulder injury, leaving just teammate Holly Barratt to represent the green and gold.

On the Japanese front, sole competitor Daiya Seto will be diving in, opting to race just the trio of individual medleys and not any butterfly races in Abu Dhabi.

On-fire rising stars Matt Sates of South Africa, Hwang Sunwoo of South Korea and David Popovici of Romania are all entered and set to battle one another, while teenage champion Benedetta Pilato of Italy will also be trying to add accolades to her resume.

Americans entered are also as expected, including Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby, backstroking ace Shaine Casas and versatile Michael Andrew

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5 months ago

Kate Douglass looks to be only entered in the 200 IM, even tho she’s the ncaa champ in the 50, has the fastest or 2nd fastest 50 fly split in yards history, and is the fastest 100 yard IMer ever by a large margin. Please tell me how this makes sense.

Reply to  Greg
5 months ago

Anyone have tv info

Reply to  Broadcast
5 months ago

Olympic channel every day starting 9 am EDT/ 6 am PDT

Reply to  Greg
5 months ago

I blame covid for everything. But seriously FINA needs to remove the whole national entry system and just let qualified swimmers swim what they want. It’s holding the sport back

Saki 13
Reply to  Greg
5 months ago

Do we know why is Alex Walsh not swimming worlds ?

5 months ago

can we get an event by event prediction?

5 months ago

I hope Ranomi wins the 50 free

julie taylor
5 months ago

I wonder if Grimes can take home a world title? Also, is open water included?

Reply to  julie taylor
5 months ago

I low-key wish she got to swim the 400 IM, too 🙁

Reply to  julie taylor
5 months ago

Yes – Open Water starts next Wednesday at 3 am EST with the Mixed 6K Relay (each swims 1.5K). The Men’s 10K is Wednesday at 11 pm, with the Women’s 10K following.

5 months ago

Could you explain to me how Casas got picked to go to World?

Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
Reply to  yardfan
5 months ago

He has the #3 ranked LCM 100 back time and ryan Murphy opted not to compete

Reply to  yardfan
5 months ago

Its based on LCM ranking & who decided to go to SC worlds.

5 months ago

Michael Andrew is racing like 5,000 times I hope he’s in shape.

Reply to  SCCOACH
5 months ago

its just a couple 50s he shouldn’t even be breathing hard.

Scotty P
Reply to  Taa
5 months ago

Ben Proud will take the 50 free.

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