Katie Ledecky Entered in 6 Races for Atlanta Classic (PSYCH SHEETS)

2016 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet

  • May 13th-15th, 2016
  • McAuley Aquatic Center on the Georgia Tech campus
  • Prelims 9:00AM local time (U.S. East Coast Time)
  • Finals 6:00PM local time (U.S. East Coast Time)
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheet (Updated 5/9)
  • Live results (when available)

While there was a lot of disappointment about the withdrawal of Michael Phelps from the Atlanta Classic meet this coming weekend, the meet continues to present a star-studded lineup that will rival the power of the nearby Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Charlotte.

The meet will include among its participants powerhouses and legitimate Olympic hopefuls from across the country – including the world’s best distance swimmer Katie Ledecky.

Ledecky will swim her usual lineup of the 100, 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles, and adds to those race entries in both the 200 and 400 IMs.

Among the other stars at the meet:

  • Elizabeth Beisel versus Sarah Henry versus Maya DiRado versus Ledecky versus Ella Eastin in the 400 IM makes for one of the biggest showdowns we’ll see all year before the Olympic Trials in late June.
  • Simone ManuelLia NealAmanda WeirNatalie Coughlin, and Shannon Vreeland hold the top 5 seeds in the women’s 100 free. That means Katie Ledecky, the fastest American in the 100 free this year, is only the 6th seed.
  • Brazil’s Marcelo Chierighini and Bruno Fratus; Texas Jack Conger and Townley Haas;  American Record holder Caeleb Dressel; and butterfly specialist Tom Shields will be among the challengers to top-seeded Nathan Adrian in the sprint freestyle events.
  • Andrew Wilson, among the most surprising contenders for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, will race the 100 and 200 breaststroke against the likes of NCAA monsters Josh Prenot and Will Licon, age group sensation Reece Whitley, and veterans Chuck Katis and Brad Craig.

 

 

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bobo gigi
6 years ago

Braden, I don’t know exactly your own meaning of “stars”. But if you put Katis and Craig in your list, then I urge you to add Miss Walsh too! 🙂 I’ve just read the psych sheets and she will swim there.

By the way, I presume that of course no live stream is planned for that meet?
Please, you have 5 days to find a camera and put it in the pool. Not too hard!
It would be shameful with such an amazing field to not watch any race.
At least if someone in the stands could have the good idea of filming the finals and post them on youtube…. Thanks.

ct swim fan
6 years ago

Anyone else having trouble accessing the psych sheets. Message is page not found.

Marley09
Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago
hswimmer
Reply to  ct swim fan
6 years ago

If you go to the team site, it will be there.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Very impressive field. So many more big names than in Charlotte.
Why they suddenly prefer this year to swim in Atlanta rather than at a US Grand Prix meet? The prize money is much better?

Marley09
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Atlanta easier/cheaper to fly into from most US cities? Arena prize money not enough to entice elite swimmers? Maybe Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance bill is having an impact with swimmers? A change of scenery? Swimmers want to see a Braves game?

coacherik
Reply to  Marley09
6 years ago

Definitely not the Braves game..

weirdo
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

at one point, the Charlotte GP wasn’t going to happen this year because of the renovations….So the Atlanta group decided a meet was needed at this time and organized one. Plus the Charlotte warm down pool has a history of bad air quality and not even seats for spectators in the main pool….these are not problems at the GT pool.

Swamcoach
6 years ago

“That means Katie Ledecky, the fastest American in the 100 free this year, is only the 6th seed.” Her entry times are old (slower) times that’s why she’s seeded 6th. She would be 2nd with her 53.75. A lot of entry times are weird… People entered with SCY times (as Gator pointed out). Psych sheet needs to be cleaned up.

Danjohnrob
6 years ago

Was the Charlotte stop on the PSS Tour announced later than this meet? I know they have been renovating the Charlotte pool. It seems strange to me that so many top athletes would skip Charlotte to swim another meet that is not particularly far away from Charlotte.

Dino
Reply to  Danjohnrob
6 years ago

I thought this pool is the same pool both men and women NCAA held?
If so, this definitely a good experience for them to go back and race at the same pool.
In the other hand, Clark Smith is not on this list.

Gator
6 years ago

Wow Brennan is seeded under WR in 100 free, and only 17

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