Ledecky, Worrell, Gemmell Scheduled To Compete In Indiana This Weekend

Katie Ledecky hasn’t raced as much this calendar year as we are used to seeing. She has had a busy year. Between trips to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, White House visits, and her high school graduation, it’s understandable why she hasn’t been racing as frequently as she was last year. At this point in 2014, Ledecky had competed in four different long course swim meets; the Virginia LC Championships, The Woodlands Senior Invite, the Mesa Grand Prix, and the Austin Grand Prix. This year, however, she has only raced in two long course meets; the Arena Pro Swim Series meets in Austin and Mesa.

This weekend Ledecky is entered to swim six races at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The Indiana University Swim Team (IUST) is hosting the 2015 Indiana University visitbloomington.com Bucceto Open as part of Indiana’s senior circuit. She is entered to swim all of her normal events, the 100, 200, 400, and 800 freestyles, along with a few extra bonus events like the 400 IM. Although the 400 IM isn’t one her signature events, it is one we see her swim more frequently when she isn’t swimming distance freestyle.

The one big surprise event for Ledecky this weekend is the women’s 200 butterfly. Her best 200 butterfly time is 2:15.62 from 2014, and that time leaves her seeded fifth in the event this weekend. Junior World Record Holder Hannah Kukurugya is the top seed in the event with her time of 2:09.68. Two Indiana University swimmers, Gia Dalesandro and Haley Lips, are seeded second and third with 2:12’s, and junior national teamer Vanessa Krause is the final swimmer seeded ahead of her in fourth with a 2:14.82.

Nation’s Capital is bringing a small group of big name swimmers to the meet including US Olympian Andrew Gemmell, Matthew Hirschberger, and Isabelle Rongione. Other big name swimmers competing this weekend include American record holder Kelsi Worrell, college swimmers from Indiana, Louisville, and Kentucky, and multiple US Junior National Team members.

Click here to view the psych sheet from the 2015 Indiana University visitbloomington.com Bucceto Open.

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bobo gigi
5 years ago

Except a meet in May, she has the same schedule as last year. 2014 JANUARY Austin GP LCM 55.57/1.57.76/4.04.46/8.26.70 PV OB ISL championships SCY PV OB WMPSSDL championships SCY FEBRUARY Metro high school championships SCY 1.42.38/4.28.71 APRIL Mesa GP LCM 55.22/1.56.27/4.03.84/8.20.10 MAY Virginia state championships LCM 1.58.30 JUNE Colorado Springs high altitude training GU TWST invitational LCM 56.02/1.56.45/4.03.09/8.11.00 WR/15.34.23 WR 2015 JANUARY Austin GP LCM 54.55/1.56.16/4.00.47/8.11.21 PV OB ISL championships SCY PV OB WMPSSDL championships SCY FEBRUARY Metro high school championships SCY 1.41.55/4.26.58 APRIL Mesa GP LCM 1.56.79/4.01.95/8.13.02/15.42.23 JUNE Colorado Springs high altitude training Indiana meet LCM Usually when she’s back from a high altitude training she’s fast. Very fast. Let’s see what she has in store this weekend. To… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Her 800m WR is going down

5 years ago

We will see under 8:10 if not here, at worlds..

bobo gigi
Reply to  hswimmer
5 years ago

Yes. She has not put the 800 free WR yet at the same level as the 400 free and the 1500 free. I think that as long as she doesn’t swim 8.08 she will not be fully satisfied.

5 years ago

Will results be on Meet Mobile?

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Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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