2023 PRO SWIM SERIES – FORT LAUDERDALE
- March 1-4, 2023
- Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Long Course Meters (50 meters), Prelims/Finals
- Psych Sheets (UPDATED)
- Pre-Scratch Timelines
USA Swimming has released an updated version of the psych sheets for the 2023 Pro Swim Series this week in Fort Lauderdale, and there are a couple of major changes.
The most notable is the addition of a number of Canadians to the meet, including Olympic gold medalist Penny Oleksiak. Oleksiak was entered in the Knoxville Pro Swim earlier this year and was present on deck at the meet, but decided not to compete. She has not competed since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in late August. Since then, Oleksiak has been participating in a High Performance Centre training camp hosted by Swimming Canada in Florida.
The late entry indicates that the decision maybe has been made to compete this time as Oleksiak gets back on the ro
Oleksiak is entered in 4 races: the 50 free (#24 seed), 100 free (#1 seed), 200 free (#6 seed), and the 50 fly, where she’s entered with no time.
Among the swimmers she’ll be racing in those sprint freestyles: Simone Manuel. The two tied for gold in the 100 free at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, though both have had health issues in more recent years leading to breaks and recent returns.
Other Additions from the Canadian squad:
The other big addition to the psych sheets is Chinese Olympian Zhang Zhiyang. He swam at a meet in the Cayman Islands last week and is now on to Florida for more racing.
Competition in Fort Lauderdale begins Wednesday evening.
If your counting Canadians in general beyond the HPC program, Summer and others are also racing (Savard, Mary Sophie Harvey, etc.)
I highly doubt that Penny will be swimming at Fort Lauderdale.
She’s on the psych sheet.
I just saw her in TPASC training
Probably, she is just leaving later then everyone else from HPC
I so much hope you are right and we’ll see her tomorrow racing!
Wait, wasn’t it a torn knee meniscus she had surgery for?
Javier Acevedo, Elan Daley will also race at this meet. Basically, half of the HPC Ontario group is there now
Good opportunity for some final race prep before Canadian Trials March 28 to April 2, 2023!
Lots of incredible up and comers from HPC Ontario. Coach Ryan Mallette has them flying. Daley, Jansen and don’t forget their young breaststroker Brayden Taivassalo! All ready for Fort Lauderdale with their eyes on Trials later in the month.
Curious that the hpc Ontario group swims in Fort Lauderdale the same weekend the Ontario Winter Championships are at TPASC. In the past most of the HPC swimmers attended provincials.
Looking forward to seeing Penny race. I hope this meet is a positive first step in her return to racing post-injury.
For some reason I find it really funny that Oleksiak bumped Weitzeil from the top 100 free seed with a 52.98 compared to Weitzeil’s 52.99
That’s why it’s called a psyche sheet. 😂