Keep Tabs On All Of SwimSwam’s Official 2017 U.S. Nationals Previews

U.S. Nationals are just a few weeks away in Indianapolis, with the Americans selecting their World Champs and World University Games teams for later this summer. We’ve gotten started with our yearly event-by-event previews, and now we’re compiling them all in one place.

Bookmark this page to keep tabs on our previews as they drop. We’ll be updating as we preview each individual race. If you’re the predicting type, you can add your own predictions for posterity in the comments section.

2017 U.S. Nationals Picks & Previews

Click the event name to follow the link to its full preview. We’ll also list the swimmers who would likely qualify for the World Championships if our picks turn out – that’s the top two in each Olympic-distance event, the winners of the non-Olympic events (the 50 fly, back and breast along with the men’s 800 free and women’s 1500 free, which are still considered non-Olympic events by USA Swimming for Worlds selection) and the top 6 in the 100 and 200 frees.


1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
50 Free Anthony Ervin Caeleb Dressel
100 Free  Caeleb Dressel  Nathan Adrian  Ryan Held  Michael Chadwick  Blake Pieroni  Anthony Ervin
200 Free Townley Haas Jack Conger Conor Dwyer Blake Pieroni Clark Smith Gunnar Bentz
400 Free Clark Smith Zane Grothe
800 Free Clark Smith
1500 Free Robert Finke True Sweetser
50 Back Matt Grevers
100 Back Ryan Murphy Matt Grevers
200 Back  Ryan Murphy  Jacob Pebley
50 Breast Cody Miller
100 Breast Kevin Cordes Cody Miller
200 Breast Josh Prenot Will Licon
50 Fly Giles Smith
100 Fly Tom Shields Jack Conger
200 Fly Jack Conger Tom Shields
200 IM Chase Kalisz Will Licon
400 IM Chase Kalisz Jay Litherland


1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
50 Free Simone Manuel Madison Kennedy
100 Free Simone Manuel Mallory Comerford Abbey Weitzeil Lia Neal Amanda Weir Katie Ledecky
200 Free Katie Ledecky Mallory Comerford Simone Manuel Melanie Margalis Leah Smith Katie McLaughlin
400 Free Katie Ledecky Leah Smith
800 Free Katie Ledecky Leah Smith
1500 Free Katie Ledecky
50 Back Kathleen Baker
100 Back Kathleen Baker Olivia Smoliga
200 Back Regan Smith Kathleen Baker
50 Breast  Lilly King
100 Breast Lilly King Katie Meili
200 Breast Katie Meili Lilly King
50 Fly Kelsi Worrell
100 Fly Kelsi Worrell Amanda Kendall
200 Fly  Hali Flickinger  Kelsi Worrell
200 IM Melanie Margalis Madisyn Cox
400 IM Madisyn Cox Bethany Galat

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5 years ago

The list on this page needs to be updated with Worrell not entered in the womens 200 fly. Cassidy Bayer would be second instead.

5 years ago

No women’s 100 free?

5 years ago

So are we just not going to predict the men’s 200 and 400?
Also, You’d think you’d have done the women’s 100 free by now considering it’s one of the first women’s events?

Reply to  Nah
5 years ago

Nah – I’m not sure what you’re going to do, but the meet doesn’t start until Tuesday, so still plenty of time for the previews. Thanks for your patience.

Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

Won´t the men 100 free be update as Ervin won´t swim it?

5 years ago

Does Adrian get anxiety attacks before his big races? He put so much into his training, I can’t blame him if he does.

I’ve seen him make a kind of nauseating burp or gag before a couple of his championship races.

5 years ago

You might want to alter your 100 free pick for the men’s relay since Anthony didn’t even enter the 100 free.

IMs for days
5 years ago

My predictions
50 free 1. Dressel 21.39 2. Adrian 21.61
100 free 1. Adrian 47.73 2. Dressel 47.84 3. Held 47.98 4. Chadwick 48.18 5. Pieroni 48.25 6. Jensen 48.58
200 free 1. Haas 1:44.98 2. Conger 1:45.35 3. Pieroni 1:46.32 4. Dwyer 1:46.51 5. Smith 1:46.74 6. Carter 1:47.01
400 free 1. Smith 3:43.12 2. Haas 3:43.48
800 free 1. Smith 7:44.87
1500 free 1. Finke 15:01.20 2. Sweetster 15:05.23
50 back 1. Murphy 24.59
100 back 1. Murphy 52.39 2 .Grevers 52.62
200 back 1. Murphy 1:53.98 2. Pebley 1:54.75
50 breast 1. Cordes 26.96
100 breast 1. Cordes 59.05 2. Wilson 59.21
200… Read more »

5 years ago

Is Shields bringing his piano with him to Indianapolis?

Andrea Ward
5 years ago

McHugh is one to watch….12th seed in the 400 IM

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