U.S. Nationals Psych Sheets Released

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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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Kristiina
3 years ago

What is 400IM world record age group 30-34?

USA
Reply to  Kristiina
3 years ago

Lochte went a 4:11.9 at OT at 31. I don’t think anybody is ahead of that

Admin
Reply to  USA
3 years ago

Don’t think any of these swims are “world records for 30-34” because they’re not done in Masters-sanctioned competition, but Lochte’s 4:11.98 from Trials is the fastest I know if in the age group. Italy’s Luca Marin swam 4:14.65, Federico Turrini swam 4:16.37, Lukasz Wojt swam 4:17.36, Cseh 4:17.41, all after the age of 30.

Kristiina
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

Cech no swam 400IM last years. He is 32.

Kristiina
3 years ago

Ryan Lochte compete. 200free,400IM, 100m butterfly(I hope Ryan no swim distsipliine caused by slow recovering ) and 200IM.

Cole
3 years ago

Sad to see Missy in only free, excited about Schmitt

E Gamble
Reply to  Cole
3 years ago

She had surgery on both shoulders. We are lucky she’s still racing. Go Missy.💪

Noice!
3 years ago

I’m calling it here….watch out for Jacob Steele in the 200 Bk….has got a huuuuge ceiling an came on strong his freshman year.

sscommenter
3 years ago

Mainstream media outlets won’t care about swimming until they have MAJOR sponsors or gambling are in the mix.

I would go as far as to bet if a daily fantasy app got involved with these non-olympic meets they would sky-rocket the number of viewers/clicks/eyeballs

Thoughts/comments? agree/disagree?

Admin
Reply to  sscommenter
3 years ago

You can gamble on swimming – in Europe, for the big meets.

Daily fantasy gambling would definitely increase interest, but the sport isn’t structurally prepared for that. There’d be some pretty quick fraud lawsuits coming, and the sites would be sued by states and have to shut it down.

BSD
3 years ago

Cullen Jones not on the psych sheet at all

Hswimmer
3 years ago

You can qualify with an 800 time pretty sure.

too impressed
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 years ago

If you have either the 800 or the 1500 cut you have your pick of the two at nats

Pacific Spirit
Reply to  too impressed
3 years ago

Probably same for 50’s (except 50 free). You would have to qualify in your 100 times.

Jump
3 years ago

Reece Whitley is not the top-seeded 18-year old in the 200 breast. Daniel Roy is pretty impressive too.

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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