USA Swimming has unveiled the psych sheets for the 2013 National Championships and World Championship Trials. They can be seen in full here (updated June 21st, 9:45 AM).
(See what changed to the version for the 21st)
Note that there can be changes to this sheet but only based on swims achieving qualifying standards for the first time between now and June 23rd, 2013.
Among the more mysterious event schedules coming into the meet were those of Ryan Lochte, who’s played coy throughout about what he would swim. He has 11 total entries, though there’s no way he swims all of those events, including the 100 free, 200 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM, 50 breast, and the 100 breast.
These entries are by no means binding, as their can certainly be scratches.
Missy Franklin is entered in her four primary events, the 100/200 back and the 100/200 free, and is also entered in the 50 backstroke and the 200 IM. Note that the 200 IM comes on the meet’s final day, after all of her events that matter are done, but she’s entered there rather than the 50 free on that freebie
Dana Vollmer is entered in the 50 and 100 freestyles and the 50 and 100 butterflies; that means after finishing third at Trials in the 200 free last year, and being lighter on training this year, she’s again dropped the 200 free from her schedule.
NCAP 16-year old Katie Ledecky, the defending 800 meter Olympic champion, is really stretching her schedule out this year, as she’s said she wanted to do. She’s entered in the 1500 free, the 800 free, the 400 free, the 200 free, and the real surprise the 100 free. She’s shown she’s got the speed to certainly challenge for a spot in the 200, but can she get low enough in the 100 for maybe a relay swim, at least? If so, she’d be maybe the most impressively versatile distance swimmer we’ve seen on the women’s side in quite a long time, if ever.
Megan Romano, another mystery swimmer, is entered in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles, as well as the 50, 100 and 200 backstrokes. That means a lot of backstroke races for a swimmer whom many hoped would be focusing on freestyle exclusively this summer, if she sticks to all 6 events.
More analysis of the psych sheets will be up throughout this week before Trials begin next Tuesday.