KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, December 2. THE psych sheets are out for the 2013 USA Swimming Winter Nationals being held in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend. All the stars will be on display as some big guns like Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky are scheduled to attend, while the likes of Nathan Adrian, Matt Grevers and Connor Jaeger are some of the top swimmers in attendance on the men’s side of the docket.
While some of the top swimmers are in different stages of their training, one place to focus on will be in terms of the U.S. National Age Group records. Last year, NAGs were dropping like flies during the short course championship season, and this year should be no different.
Look for Ryan Murphy to take a run at some 17-18 NAGs during the week, while swimmers like Janet Hu of Nation’s Capital and Michael Andrew could put up some record-breaking times during the weekend in Knoxville. Also, don’t count out SwimMAC’s Kathleen Baker as a potential NAG record-breaker.