2021 Speedo Summer Championships — Greensboro
- Aug 3-7, 2021
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Site
- Meet Packet
- Live Results
- Psych Sheet
Yes, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have ended, but there is still more competitive swimming happening around the nation! This week will be the dual-site 2021 Speedo Summer Championships, hosted in Irvine, CA and Greensboro, GA. Starting tomorrow, some of the best swimmers from the Eastern states will compete in this five-day affair at the notable Greensboro Aquatic Center. Highlighting the meet psych sheets include a number of U.S. Trials semifinalists and finalists, including 5th-place finishers 18-year-old Josh Matheny and Sam Stewart, and 200 free 7th-place finisher Gabby DeLoof.
Josh Matheny of Pittsburgh headlines both the men’s 100 breast and 200 breast events in Greensboro with his respective seed times of 1:00.06 and 2:09.40. Matheny’s 1:00.06 lifetime best came out of the U.S. Trials prelims, qualifying him into the semifinals rounds. Matheny advanced all the way to the final, where he finished in 5th place at 1:00.22 behind Kevin Cordes. In the 200 breast, Matheny missed out on semifinals, placing 20th overall.
YMCA Hub Fins stand-out Sam Stewart is slated to swim numerous events, including his top seeds in the 100 back (54.68), 200 back (1:58.97), and 200 IM (1:57.76). At U.S. Trials, Stewart first swam the 400 IM final placing 8th, which he won’t swim in Greensboro. However, Stewart can look forward to improving his 1:58.02 Trials best in Greensboro, which placed 5th in the final.
Club Wolverine’s Gabby DeLoof just missed making the Olympic team in the 200 free Trials final with a 7th-place finish. Nonetheless, DeLoof sits at the top of the psych sheets in the women’s 100 free (54.41) and 200 free (1:57.62), as well as No. 2 in the 200 back (2:10.71).
Sitting at the top of the women’s 200 back seeds is 16-year-old JoJo Ramey of Fishers with her sub-2:10 best of 2:08.90, which qualified 5th into the Trials final. Ramey will also swim the 100 back with her seed of 1:00.93, which placed 15th during Trials semifinals. Leading the 100 back seeds in Greensboro will be Tenneessee/NYAC’s Ali DeLoof with her best of 1:00.08. A. DeLoof will also swim the 100 free (55.58), 200 back (2:11.23), and 50 free (25.64). Her best finish at Trials was 10th in the 100 back semifinals (1:00.45).
Long Island 16-year-old Cavan Gormsen comes in the stacked women’s distance freestyle events as the lone Trials finalist. Gormsen originally placed 9th in the prelims at 4:10.78, however, wound up being scratched in and seized the opportunity by breaking 4:10 at 4:09.85. She will also swim the 200 free (1:59.79), which placed 13th at Trials semifinals, and 800 free (8:39.03), where she placed 12th overall.
Gormsen is also the No. 2 seed in the 1500 free at 16:35.05 behind TAC Titans 18-year-old Caroline Pennington‘s 16:33.21 seed. At Trials, Pennington’s best finish was 15th in the 1500 free event. Westchester 14-year-old Claire Weinstein is another name to look out for in the women’s distance events, coming in with entries in the 200 free (1:58.95), 400 free (4:11.90), and 800 free (8:41.44). Weintein’s best finish at Trials was 20th in the 400 free.
Into the men’s 1500 free seeds, Trials finalists Ohio State’s Charlie Clark (15:14.11) and NC State’s Will Gallant (15:17.34) will re-match after finishing 5th and 6th respectively in the final. Another NC State swimmer, Ross Dant, will also swim in the 1500 free with his 15:22.06 seed. At Trials, Dant was the 3rd-place finisher in the 800 free final.
More noteworthy entries in Greensboro include Columbus Aquatic 31-year-old Leah Gingrich, Long Island 16-year-old Tess Howley, 15-year-old Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics, Badger 18-year-old Matthew Fenlon, Long Island 18-year-old Chloe Stepanek, SwimMAC 18-year-old Tim Connery, and NCAA names Florida’s Grant Sanders, Indiana’s Mac Looze, Corey Gambardella, Jack Franzman, Brendan Burns, Jacob Steele, Iago Moussalem Amaral, and Zane Backes, Ohio State’s Thomas Watkins, Katie Trace, Hannah Bach, and Club Wolverine’s Kaitlynn Sims, Charlie Swanson, and Tommy Cope.
Note: Greensboro and Irvine results will not be officially combined, SwimSwam will be combining results on our own.