2022 U.S. National Championships
- Tuesday, July 26 – Saturday, July 30, 2022
- William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
- Meet website
- Meet information
- Psych Sheet
- OMEGA Live Results
For the most part, it will be all present and accounted for in the circle-seeded heats of the women’s and men’s 400 free, 100 breast, and 100 back on Friday morning at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine. The only top American top-24 seeded swimmer who has scratched out of a Day 4 event is Reece Whitley. The Cal grad was only entered in the 100 breast at Irvine, and he has opted out.
The other circle-seeded men’s swimmer to drop a prelims event is Charlie Hawke of Australia in the 400 free. He had been seeded sixth with 3:50.84. Hawke also scratched the 200 fly and 200 free earlier in the week.
Australia’s Mia O’Leary scratched prelims of the 100 breast, where she had been seeded 11th (1:08.74). O’Leary swam both prelims and finals of the 100 free on Tuesday but scratched the 100 fly and 200 free on Wednesday and Thursday. Teammate Abbey Webb pulled out of the 100 back on Friday. She was seeded 19th (1:01.37). Webb swam in prelims of the 100 free and 100 fly but did not make finals in either event.
There are no scratches among the top 24 seeds in the women’s 400 free. American record-holder Katie Ledecky did not enter the event. She told SwimSwam that she planned to swim the 200 fly and 200 IM in the time trial session between prelims and finals on Friday, instead.
Scratches, Day Four Prelims
Women’s 400 Free
Men’s 400 Free
- #6 *Hawke, Charlie 19 Australia-US 3:50.84
Women’s 100 Breast
- #11 *O’Leary, Mia 19 Australia-US 1:08.74
Men’s 100 Breast
- #20 Whitley, Reece 22 Una Cal-PC 1:01.98 $
Women’s 100 Back
- #19 *Webb, Abbey 21 Australia-US 1:01.37
Men’s 100 Back
Is he done? I also feel like a change may be good for him… Minnesota or IU?
Are time trial results available via Omega or elsewhere online?
Meet mobile but requires subscription
I remember when people criticized Michael Andrew so much, saying Reece was so much better than him…
Lets compare both careers now? They are almost the same age
It looks to me as though they’ve both done extremely well for themselves.
Reece probably needs a change. Go train with the IU breaststrokers
Ok, but this comment was not necessary. They have different paths. Reese is an academic scholar – he will go on to grad school and be just fine in his career. MA is making a career out of swimming.
More or less necessary than the literal thousands of comments in the past decade criticizing Michael’s academic and career choices? I must’ve missed your “not necessary” comments then.
This is a pretty fair swimming-based critique, IMO. Nothing personal about it.
I don’t think it went down as you described. People were always critical of MA but Reece for the most part was his own person separate from the MA circus
Archive this and come back in 10 years to see who is more successful
My $ is on RW.
He’s not even at the meet… great article
Probably a good reason to scratch!
where is he, your house?
“Is Reece in the room with us now?”
You made me spit out my coffee.