Small Tweaks in Latest Version of US Nationals Psych Sheets


A new version of psych sheets (linked above) for the 2019 US National Championships have been released. The most noticeable change is the removal of the dollar signs ($) from most of the swimmers who previously had them, indicating that they have completed their Athlete Protection Training.

The training was required to be completed by June 23rd by all 18 & over athletes or they would risk ineligibility to swim. When the initial psych sheets came out, indicating who had not completed the training, we cross-checked several in the USA Swimming SWIMS database, and most had registered official swims since the June 23rd deadline even without being cleared on their APT training.

We spoke to several swimmers that previously were marked who indicated that they had completed virtually all of the training, but that there was final “Finish” button that they had missed. Once that button was clicked, their completion was registered and cleared.

Aside from that, we found a couple of mildly interesting changes to entries in the latest version of the psych sheets, which are outlined below:

  •  Australia’s fastest butterflier in almost a decade Matthew Temple has added an entry in the 100 meter free to previous entries in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 free. He finished 6th individually at Worlds in the 100 fly and 10th in the 200 fly. The 20-year old is seeded just 45th in the 100 free at 50.19, but did swim 51.51 in the 100 fly last week, implying he’s got a best time in the 100 free waiting. More importantly – if he’s adding events, that’s probably a sign that he’s not skipping the meet, helping prop up the starpower in the field.
  • Jr. Pan Pac Champion Emma Weyant has added a 7th entry, in the 400 free, to her schedule. She’s the 10th seed in 4:10.27.
  • University of Tennessee rising sophomore Sinclair Larson has dropped the 400 IM. That will leave her to swim the 200 backstroke (32nd seed) and 100 backstroke (49th seed). She was a yards-only entry in the 400 IM – an event where she earned All-America honors as a freshman by placing 15th at NCAAs (4;08.43).

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3 years ago

See so many boys from the class of 2024! An amazing year!

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

I feel like it would be fun

3 years ago

why do the following 30+ year ago swimmers show up under the records for the men’s 4×200 relay? J Olsen, P Robinson, A Werth, D Gjertsen

Reply to  Meeeeee
3 years ago

What should it be?

Reply to  Meeeeee
3 years ago

Because they rocked!

3 years ago

Personally I had an issue where it was completed and I kept receiving the emails that it needed to be done. Im wondering how many other athletes were affected by that mistake.

Reply to  ola
3 years ago

I had an issue where I went through all of the modules, but one said 75% done and wouldn’t change no matter how many times I re-did the final sections. I had to email USA Swimming to get it fixed.

3 years ago

I don’t see Simone or Katie L, but I do see R. Smith listed. So do some get an automatic bye?

Reply to  dave
3 years ago

Perhaps they didn’t enter the meet.

3 years ago

I’m fine with 18 and ups having to do the apt training but shaming the ones in the psych sheets who hadn’t done the training yet was a bit much.

Reply to  Sccoach
3 years ago

I think because USA Swimming has given the athletes plenty of time to get certified, and the fact that this is a national meet and it’s not easy going to each individual swimmer to let them know they don’t have certification, this was the easiest way to get it done. Meets have been steadfast in doing this….if any swimmer does not have it done, no matter who they are or starpower, they will not be allowed to compete. Plus, all the people who are required are over 18…so no need to hide any names due to minor age or anything…they are adults by law, they can handle it.

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