Katie Ledecky Entered in 100-1500 Frees for Worlds Trials, No 400 IM

2017 U.S. NATIONALS & WORLD TRIALS

The psych sheet for next week’s 2017 U.S. National Championships and World Championship Trials just dropped this morning, and Katie Ledecky is set to swim the 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 freestyles.

Despite speculation that she may choose to swim the 400 IM (she held the SCY American record for a month this winter), Ledecky’s schedule sticks to her assertion that that the 400 IM is an event that she swims “mostly for training purposes.”

Ledecky has the 400, 800, and 1500 wins all-but-locked-down. Meanwhile, she is the swimmer to beat in the 200 free, coming off an incredible tie for first with Mallory Comerford at NCAAs this spring. She will fight for a relay spot against a packed field in the 100 free, including Stanford all-star teammates Simone Manuel and Lia Neal, sprint Olympians Abbey Weitzeil and Amanda Weir, and world-class up-and-comer Comerford.

Below, you can see Ledecky’s schedule and seed times for the upcoming week:

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 27
100 Freestyle – 6th seed, 53.99
800 Freestyle- 1st seed, 8:04.79 (WR)

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 28
200 Freestyle – 1st seed, 1:53.73

Day 3 – Thursday, June 29
No events.

Day 4- Friday, June 30
400 Freestyle – 1st, 3:56.46 (WR)

Day 5 – Saturday, July 1
Women’s 1500 Freestyle – 15:35.65 (seeds are scrambled here; some swimmers are entered with their 800 times)

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Kathy

Prelims only swim on day 1 for the 100. 800 finals. 200/400 prelims and finals with an off day between. No 1500 since she qualifies by winning 800. She’s in and out of town barely breaking a sweat. Basically an easy week of training.

swimdawg

needs to be tapered to make to 6 in the 100 free

Kathy

Doesn’t need to be top 6. Just needs to be competitive and coaches can use her at Worlds. Of course honestly it’s a moot point, 400 free at Worlds is right before 4×100 finals. Probably wont even swim relay.

Nah

Doubt that’ll be a problem. Thorpe use to do the 400 before the 400 free relay and he was 6’5 230. I think he even ran down Gary hall jr in 2000. she’s significantly smaller than he is and should to be able to recover quicker

swimdawg

idk. she looks pretty yolked lately

Lane Four

Yolked???

G.I.N.A

Old body builder term from when they downed raw eggs 6 at a time . Having tasted a 21st C fat free peanut butter powder I think the raw eggs sounds good .

ERVINFORTHEWIN

whats that ?

Patrick

Means to have absolutely massive muscles

Nah

Yolked? I bet she’s 165, relatively small

Swimclh

165….? No way a 6′ woman her size is that light

Swimclh

I stand corrected. Google says she is 154…. pretty hard to believe, but I guess she isn’t that yolked after all

G.I.N.A

How would google know?

Years of Plain Suck

I think the term you’re looking for is “yoked” –slang for “well-built”; after oxen yoked together to pull a heavy load

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