USA Swimming has posted the psych sheets for the 2014 Junior Winter National Championships that begin on Wednesday, December 10th in Federal Way, Washington.
This meet can be a tough one, because the standards are almost identical to those of senior Winter Nationals, and many choose to go to the bigger meet instead. This year’s Winter Juniors field is a pretty good one, even across the country from senior Nationals, and provides a lot of reasons to pay attention.
That should include some great distance free battles between Aidan Burns, Sean Grieshop, and Taylor Abbott, for those who are into the distance freestyles.
Top high school seniors Ella Eastin, Brooke Hansen, and Kim Williams bring some firepower to the girls’ 200 IM, and former National Age Group Record holder Lindsey Horejsi out of Minnesota will try and fight off Riley Scott in the girls’ 100 breaststroke.
Taylor Garcia from Byron Center in Michigan brings some firepower to the girls’ 100 back (best time of 52.07), and Michael Thomas will do the same for the boys (46.65).
This meet once again looks to be a huge event, and an indicator of why USA Swimming is dividing it into two meets in the future. Most individual events hover around 150 entries,