Olympic champion Ryan Lochte will swim in his first final of a USA Swimming meet since the Rio incident.
Gabby DeLoof is one of the top seeds in the 200 free on Day 5 of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Matt Hutchins of Wisconsin Aquatics is top seed in the men’s 400 free on Day Two of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Gunnar Bentz, 15th in the men’s 400 free, is the only top-16 qualifier to scratch the final on Day Two of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Arkady Vyatchanin of New York Athletic Club is top seed in the men’s 200 backstroke on Thursday.
Hali Flickinger headlines the women’s 200 fly on day 1 of the U.S. Open.
Probably the biggest story that swim fans are expecting is a first look at Ryan Lochte racing since his Rio suspension.
Though he didn’t end up making his comeback earlier this month at the L.A. Invite, Ryan Lochte is slated to swim the U.S. Open next week. You can see full psych sheets here.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy will chase his own NCAA and American Record in the 200 back after dominating the field with a 1:35.73 last season. Now a 2-time Olympic backstroke champion, Murphy will be swimming in his last ever NCAA Meet, and this could be the last time we see him focus on yards. If successful in defending his backstroke titles, Murphy will have 4-peated in both.
The men’s 200 breast is one of the top races to watch, with Auburn’s defending SEC champ Michael Duderstadt, Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Alabama’s Anton McKee, and South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen contending.
Florida standouts Caeleb Dressel and Maxime Rooney will take on the 100 free alongside Missouri’s Michael Chadwick, as will Georgia’s defending NCAA champ Olivia Smoliga in the women’s race.
In a close battle to the finish with teammate Luke Kaliszak, Oslin managed to earn his 3rd consecutive SEC title in the event, doing so in record fashion with his 44.73.
Eyes in the swimming world will be on Knoxville, Tennessee next week as the SEC will be the first major NCAA division 1 conference to hold its championship meet.
Senior Anton McKee was among the Bama swimmers picking up multiple individual wins at the meet.