Initial psych sheets for the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Orlando, the third locale in this year’s series, have been released. The meet begins Thursday, March 3rd and runs through Saturday, March 5th.
See psych sheets here.
The meet will be packed with national and international talent, although Missy Franklin, who earlier announced she would be competing, is noticeably absent.
- Michael Phelps is the top seed in both the 100 fly and the 100 free, and he will also be swimming a couple off-events, the 100 back and 200 breast. The 100 free will be the event to watch for the weekend, where Phelps will take on the likes of Nathan Adrian, world record holder Cesar Cielo and Caeleb Dressel, fresh off his SCY American record.
- Caeleb Dressel will also take on Adrian and Cielo, along with Kazan bronze medalist Bruno Fratus in the 50 free.
- Katie Ledecky is slated to take on Allison Schmitt in the 200 free. She’ll also compete in the 50 free, the 100 free, the 200 IM, and the 400 IM, taking on the likes of Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel, Maya Dirado, and Elizabeth Beisel.
- Yulia Efimova and Lotte Friis are both in the country, headlining the breaststroke events (Efimova) and, with Ledecky unentered, the 800 free (Friis).
- Other big-name swimmers to watch out for will include: Shannon Vreeland, Joao De Lucca, Conor Dwyer, Felicia Lee, Molly Hannis, Tom Shields, Chase Kalisz, Aliaksandra Herasimenia, Matt Grevers, Etiene Medeiros, Nick Fink, Connor Jaeger, Thiago Pereira, Ryan Murphy, and Santiago Corredor.