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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Gator

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

Danjohnrob

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

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.

Swamcoach

“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.

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