The Nation’s Capital Invitational, formerly known as the Tom Dolan invitational will be held at the University of Maryland on Dec. 10-13. This meet is an age group and open short course yard meet where distinguished swimmers from all over America compete. Many of these swimmers have competed at the Tom Dolan Invitation in the past years and continue to strive to keep making the qualifying cuts for this meet.
Olympians Katie Ledecky and Andrew Gemmell will both compete at the meet next weekend. Ledecky will compete in the 200-yard free and 400-yard IM on day 2 of the meet, the 500-yard free on day 3 and the 100-yard free and 1000-yard free on the final day of competition. She will not compete in the 1650-yard free on the first day of the meet. Gemmell, on the other hand will participate in the first night of racing, swimming the 1650-yard free. He will also compete in the 500-yard free, the 400-yard IM and the 1000-yard free.
Reece Whitley, who was named 2015 Sports Illustrated Kid of the Year, will compete in the 200-yard IM, 100-yard breast, 100-yard fly, 400-yard IM, 200-yard breast, 100-yard back and the 100-yard free. The 13-14 age group record holder in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke will join other U.S. National Age Group record holders at the meet.
These age group record holders include:
- Matthew Hirschberger (11-12: 1000-yard free, 13-14: 1000 yard free, 15-16: 1000-yard and 500 yard free)
- Cassidy Bayer (13-14: 200-yard fly)
- Allie Szekely (13-14: 200-yard breast)
- Meghan Lynch (10 and under: 50-yard and 100-yard breast)
This year’s psych sheet is loaded with fast entry times and a lot of great competitors to showcase some great racing at the newly names Nation’s Capital Invitational.