U.S. Nationals Psych Sheets Released


The psych sheets for the 2018 U.S. National Championships have been released. You can check them out here.

The competition will run from July 25-29 in Irvine, California, and act as the qualifier for the Pan Pacific Championships in August. The selection criteria for the meet is very crucial to understand, as once a swimmer qualifies for Pan Pacs in one event, they’re free to swim whatever they like in Tokyo. This could lead to swimmers scratching out of events later in the program once they’ve already made the team.

Selection for the Junior Pan Pacs, 2019 World University Games, Pan Am Games and World Championships will also be used at this meet. You can read about all that here.

Notably, Caeleb Dressel has entered a whopping eight events: the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 50 and 100 breaststroke, 50 and 100 butterfly, and the 200 IM. His fellow Florida Gator Ryan Lochte has only entered four: the 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM.

On the women’s side, Katie Ledecky has entered all five of the freestyle events from 100 up to 1500, leaving out the 400 IM. Leah Smith has also entered five, the 200-1500 freestyles and the 400 IM.

It was up in the air whether or not Missy Franklin would be entered here, but she is in just the 100 and 200 freestyle.

Another notable entrant is multi-event threat Jack Conger, who hasn’t entered the 100 free at all with it falling on the same day as the 200 fly. He’s slated to swim the 50 and 200 free, and the 100 and 200 fly. Kelsi Dahlia has made the opposite decision, leaving out the 200 fly in favor of the 100 free. She’ll also swim the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 fly.

Just as he said last week, Michael Andrew has entered seven events: 50/100 free, 50 back, 50/100 breast, and 50/100 fly.

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WV Swimmer
2 years ago

Dressel….200 IM👀👀👀👀

Reply to  WV Swimmer
2 years ago

right before 50 Free

Reply to  swimfan01
2 years ago

he wins the 50 free pretty easily here in my opinion. I really want to see him tackle that 2 IM.

Reply to  WV Swimmer
2 years ago

Oh no. Ryan Lochte WC 2019 qualifing is now hardest. This two guys is swam same times but Dressel is explosive and seedy guy. He compete with large program but young man recovering quikly. Dressel is only 21. Lochte very nearly 34

2 years ago

its christmas in july

Reply to  taa
2 years ago

exactly what i was thinking!

2 years ago

Caelebs entered in:
50 free/fly/breast
100 free/fly/breast
200 free/IM

I wonder what he drops.

Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

I’m going to guess prelims only of the 200IM and/or 200Free and/or 100 Br

Reply to  Horninco
2 years ago

He will do them all he’s a gator 😛

Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

Right the plural (Caelebs). Would be necessary two swimmers to swim, at the highest level, every round of the 8 events (northeless 3/8 are 50s).
Like also the best Lochte (a Gregg Troy’s strategy?) did in 2010-2012, too many entries.
I understand the will of inspiring comments and the fancy of swimming fans, but why not declare, at the eve of Nats, the real schedule of races?

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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