Olympians Set To Highlight USA Swimming’s 2017 Winter Nationals

by SwimSwam 5

November 22nd, 2017 National, News

Press Release courtesy of USA Swimming

Short-course national titles will be on the line for many of the United States’ top swimmers next week at USA Swimming’s Winter National Championships, set for Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Ohio State University’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

The meet opens Wednesday, Nov. 29 with a relay-only session at 6 p.m. ETThursday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 2, prelims will be held at 9 a.m. ET, followed by finals at 5 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now at usaswimming.org.

All sessions of the meet will stream online and via the NBC Sports app. NBC will air exclusive television coverage from Columbus on Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon-1 p.m. ET.

Among the stars expected to compete include Olympic champions Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics) and Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics), as well as individual Olympic medalists Chase Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./North Baltimore Aquatic Club), Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./Badger Swim Club) and Josh Prenot (Santa Maria, Calif./California Aquatics).

Women’s standouts expected to swim in Columbus include 2016 Olympians Melanie Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./Saint Petersburg Aquatics), Olivia Smoliga (Glenview, Ill./Athens Bulldog Swim Club) and Kelsi Worrell (Westampton, N.J./Cardinal Aquatics). The Breakout Performer of the Year winner from Sunday’sGolden Goggle Awards, Mallory Comerford (Kalamazoo, Mich./University of Louisville), also is slated to compete.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

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3 years ago

I don’t mean to take this thread off topic, but I was hoping to see Missy Franklin’s name in the list of competitors. Does anybody know when she is returning to competition?

Reply to  Dan
3 years ago

Well I’d like to know if she is even seriously working out. Cause that is really going to tell us if there is even chance she still wants to compete

Reply to  Taa
3 years ago

TAA the answer might disappoint you, if I had to guess she’ll continue to just lightly train with the Berkeley Men’s sprint/lower middle distance group and skip a lot of workouts to travel and make appearances (which she already is doing), and remain an ambassador of USA swimming since little kids still love her and her image is pretty positive. I wouldn’t be suprised if she still made the 800 free relays, but that probably won’t impress anyone considering who she is

If she went to swim for Baurle/Bultman instead of mckeever I have a feeling none of this would be happening

Go Bearcats
3 years ago

Prelims SCY, finals LCM? I’m unfamiliar with how the meet is run

Reply to  Go Bearcats
3 years ago

I believe it’s all SCY.