Michael Phelps enters 200 fly among 6 races at Charlotte Pro Swim, psych sheets released

Michael Phelps continues to lengthen his event ranges post-comeback, entering the 200 butterfly at the Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte meet. Barring a scratch, that would be Phelps’ first 200 fly since the London 2012 Olympics.

Phelps, of course, swam the 400 free at the Mesa stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series, and with the reputations of him and coach Bob Bowman to be aggressive with swimming longer races at mid-season meets, it seems very likely we’ll see Phelps go through with his 200 fly entry.

The decorated Olympian is entered in 6 different races over the three-day meet: the 100 and 200 flys, the 100 and 200 frees, the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke.

Beyond Phelps, this meet is absolutely loaded with big names. Ryan Lochte is entered in 8 different races, though he’ll have to drop at least one to get under the Pro Swim Series cap of 7. The meet takes place right in Lochte’s backyard, and a number of his SwimMAC teammates will be joining him, including Tyler Clary, Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace, Micah Lawrence and Katie Meili.

You can find the full psych sheets here.

Series points leader Conor Dwyer of Trojan will look to hold off Clary on the men’s side. Dwyer is entered in 5 races – both IMs and the 100, 200 and 400 frees. Clary, meanwhile, is in 4 different races: the 200 free, fly and back, plus the 400 IM.

On the women’s side, Elizabeth Beisel leads the points, and, as has been her strategy all year, entered herself in more events than she can swim, and can choose her entries based on the competition. Beisel is in 8 events, including the 400 and 800 free, which are underrated scoring threats for the well-known IMer.

Beisel will look to hold off last year’s points winner Katinka Hosszu, who leads the field with no less than 17 event entries. Hosszu will have to cut that number in half and then some to get under the cap, but will have her pick of events to maximize her cash earnings.

The Charlotte stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series begins next Thursday, May 14th at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, and runs through Sunday, May 17th.

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6 years ago


6 years ago

Don’t forget about Andrew Seliskar.
He’s entered in the 100/200 fly, 100/200 breast, 100/200 back, 200/400IM, and 100 free. He has to drop two of those, but we should still get a good look at how he’s performing in season for long course this summer

6 years ago

Jack is in the 200 free and 200 fly

Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
6 years ago

Jack Conger is swimming unattached for NCAP now?

Lane Four
6 years ago

Kate Ziegler definitely has the talent to get back onto the Olympic team in the 800. Go for it, Kate!

6 years ago

Michael Phelps is racing Conger and Seliskar in the 200 fly?? Yessssssss

Reply to  Markster
6 years ago

This is going to be a great meet

Justin Thompson
Reply to  Markster
6 years ago

The old man is going to take the young boys to school I think 🙂

We Love Phelps
Reply to  Justin Thompson
6 years ago

huge honor for the young boys & probably the happiest day of their lives if any one of them can outswim the Flying Fish at Char pro swim…hahaha 😀 yesss MP training the 2fly again, oh my god…he heard the Phans’ wishes…love you Michael! cant wait to watch. 😀 😀

6 years ago

THAT’s more like the old Michael Phelps we know and love! Just go out there and RACE the best and see what you’re capable of with the training you’ve done! Don’t worry so much about winning or what people will say if you get beaten. This way you/we can compare your times with what you used to do during hard training! 🙂

samuel huntington
6 years ago

if all the people listed on the psych sheet actually show up, wow!!! Cielo, Fratus, and Santana – Phelps, Seliskar, and Conger, and on and on

6 years ago

Lotta quick guys in the 50 free. Also looking forward to see Romano race.

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