Lochte Enters 7 Events For 2016 Charlotte Pro Swim (Psych Sheets Here)

Olympian Ryan Lochte is taking every opportunity to put on a show for his home fans – or at least he’ll have the option to, after entering 7 events at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte.

7 is the maximum number of individual races a swimmer can take on in a single Pro Swim Series meet, though Lochte could still scratch out of any of those races as the meet gets closer. He’s currently entered in the following slate of races:

  • 200 free
  • 400 IM
  • 100 back
  • 50 fly
  • 200 IM
  • 50 breast
  • 100 free

That lineup would have the 200 free and 400 IM on Friday, the 100 back and 50 fly on Saturday and a triple of the 200 IM, 50 breast and 100 free on Sunday.

The meet is essentially a home competition for Lochte, who now trains out of SwimMAC Carolina’s professional group.

USA Swimming’s early press release touted individual Olympic gold medalists Lochte, Tyler Clary and Dana Vollmer as the domestic headliners. (Clary will swim the 200 free, 100 breast, 200 fly, 100 back and 200 back, while Vollmer is entered in the 100 fly, 50 free, 50 fly and 100 free).

There is also a solid Canadian contingent, including rising stars Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruckwho just qualified for the Canadian Olympic team at age 15. Jamaican breaststroker Alia Atkinson is on the psychs, as is Olympic bronze medalist Arkady Vyatchanin, who is still working towards his Serbian sports citizenship.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some of the other notable U.S. names on the psych sheets:

  • Cammile Adams
  • Connor Jaeger
  • Leah Smith
  • Elizabeth Beisel
  • Conor Dwyer
  • Katie Meili
  • Lilly King
  • Cody Miller
  • Kelsi Worrell
  • Claire Donahue
  • Tim Phillips
  • Anthony Ervin
  • Josh Schneider
  • Cullen Jones
  • Micah Lawrence
  • Caitlin Leverenz

You can view the full psych sheets here.

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5 years ago

I didn’t think Ruck qualified for the Canadian Olympic team? What event? Did they make an exception for her?

Canadian Swim Fan
Reply to  Jared Anderson
5 years ago

Pretty sure Taylor Ruck was picked for the 4 x100 free relay, even though you keep reporting it was for 4 x 200. She got a FINA A cut in the 100 free last summer, and that is how she made the team.

Reply to  Canadian Swim Fan
5 years ago

Canadian Swim Fan – your confidence notwithstanding, you’re incorrect. She was chosen for the 4×200. Here’s the official Canadian Olympic tracker if you don’t believe us: http://olympic.ca/rio-2016-qualification-tracker/

Canadian Swim Fan
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

Ok, I stand corrected. This article is misleading then: https://www.swimming.ca/en/news/2016/05/05/relay-teams-set-race-charlotte/ It says that Canada is sending their 4 x 100 free relays and 4 X100 medley relays to Charlotte. (not the 4 x 200), and Taylor Ruck is entered as a Swimming Canada swimmer. Kennedy Goss, who is on the 4 x 200 is entered in the meet, but not under Swimming Canada.

Dr Fisch
5 years ago
5 years ago

Beisel is going to Atlanta.. Why is her name on both psych sheets?

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5 years ago


The Grand Inquisitor
5 years ago


((1) Beisel is apparently entered in two different meets on the same weekend – this one one and the one in Atlanta.
I presume she will actually swim in Atlanta where both Florida and Bluefish and the stronger IM fields will be?

(2) Kathleen Baker swimming in Charlotte, but no other Cal swimmers are there. I understand that Baker has ties to the area and SwimMAC, but when will Pelton and Bootsma appear in a LC meet? It’s understandable if they are out of action for their college commencement, but at this point it’s going to be a bit late in the season when they get back to LC racing.

Reply to  The Grand Inquisitor
5 years ago

I have the feeling that Pelton didn’t really have the olympics on her radar. She didn’t seem as into it this collegiate year. I have no basis for this, just a feeling.

Irish Ringer
5 years ago

Lochte again signing up for a bunch of events that he won’t swim. My guess he doesn’t swim the 50’s because it’s a waste of time and effort and not his strength.

Captain Ahab
5 years ago

Who in the L scheduled the Arena Pro Swim Charlotte and the Atlanta Classic at the same damn time? Two cities less than 3 hours apart and nobody could communicate.

Reply to  Captain Ahab
5 years ago

Everyone for themselves. There.might be a couple $’s involved all it takes is to get some commitments as this is the enterprise system the pool might have been a draw at second meet.

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Beisel is a superheroine. She will swim at 2 different meets at the same time next weekend! 🙂

bobo gigi
5 years ago

First time we can see Lilly King swim in long course since early December.
The battle with Meili is gonna be a preview of next trials.

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