2018 Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals Psych Sheet Released–Caeleb Dressel In Eight Total Events

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The psych sheet for the 2018 Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals was released on Thursday. The meet is serving as a selection meet for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, the 2019 World Championships, the 2019 World University Games, the 2019 Pan American Games and the 2018 Junior Pan Pacs. A lot is on the line next week in Irvine and the USA Swimming community will have their eyes glued on the scene in Irvine. The full psych sheet can be viewed below.

FULL PSYCH SHEET

Caeleb Dressel will be a very busy man in Irvine next week as he is entered in eight total events. He will do the usual sprint free and fly events, as well as the 200 free. But Dressel added the 200 IM and the sprint breaststroke events to his repertoire. Whether he swims those events will be determined next week, but Dressel will certainly be testing his limits at Nationals.

Some other notable lineup changes is that Katie Ledecky is not doing the 400 IM, electing for the 100 free on the first day instead. Chase Kalisz has surprisingly entered the 200 breast, even though he hasn’t swam it at a national level meet in a few years.

Leah Smith is also not entered in any wacky events like the 200 fly or the 200 IM, like she has tried at various Pro Swim Series meets. Smith is swimming the same schedule she did last year at US Nationals, where she qualified for World Championships in all five of her events.

Ryan Lochte will also be swimming in four total events in Irvine as the 33-year-old has not competed at a Nationals meet since the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Missy Franklin is also swimming in her first Nationals since 2016 Olympic Trials, but she is only entered in two events in Irvine.

Katie Ledecky schedule:

  • Wednesday: 100 Free, 800 free
  • Thursday: 200 free
  • Friday: off
  • Saturday: 400 free
  • Sunday: 1500 free

Caeleb Dressel schedule:

  • Wednesday: 100 free
  • Thursday: 200 free, 50 fly
  • Friday: 100 fly, 50 breast
  • Saturday: 100 breast
  • Sunday: 200 IM, 50 free

Leah Smith schedule:

  • Wednesday: 800 free
  • Thursday: 200 free
  • Friday: 400 IM
  • Saturday: 400 free
  • Sunday: 1500 free

Chase Kalisz schedule:

  • Wednesday: 200 fly
  • Thursday: 200 breast
  • Friday: 400 IM
  • Saturday: off
  • Sunday: 200 IM

Ryan Lochte schedule:

  • Wednesday: off
  • Thursday: 200 free
  • Friday: 400 IM, 100 fly
  • Saturday: off
  • Sunday: 200 IM

Missy Franklin schedule:

  • Wednesday: 100 free
  • Thursday: 200 free
  • Friday: off
  • Saturday: off
  • Sunday: off

Other notable event lineups:

  • Melanie Margalis is in the 200 free, 200 IM and 400 IM, and no breaststroke events
  • Olivia Smoliga is entered in the 200 back, along with the 50 and 100 free, and the 50 and 100 back
  • Kelsi Dahlia is not entered in the 200 fly. Will swim 50, 100 free and 50 and 100 fly.
  • Mallory Comerford is entered in five events
  • Simone Manuel is in the 200 free after not swimming it last year
  • Cullen Jones is not in the meet
  • Hali Flickinger is in six total events
  • Tim Phillips is only entered in the 100 fly and not the 50.
  • Michael Andrew is in seven total events
  • Anthony Ervin, 37, is the oldest swimmer in the meet
  • Rye Ulett, 13, is the youngest swimmer in the meet

Top Seeds:

  • Women’s 50 Free: Simone Manuel, Stanford
  • Women’s 100 Free, Simone Manuel, Stanford
  • Women’s 200 Free: Katie Ledecky, Stanford
  • Women’s 400 Free: Katie Ledecky, Stanford
  • Women’s 800 Free: Katie Ledecky, Stanford
  • Women’s 1500 Free: Katie Ledecky, Stanford
  • Women’s 50 Back: Kathleen Baker, Team Elite
  • Women’s 100 Back: Kathleen Baker, Team Elite
  • Women’s 200 Back: Kathleen Baker, Team Elite
  • Women’s 50 Breast: Lilly King, Indiana Swim Team
  • Women’s 100 Breast: Lilly King, Indiana Swim Team
  • Women’s 200 Breast: Bethany Galat, Aggie Swim Club
  • Women’s 50 Fly: Kelsi Dahlia, Cardinal Aquatics
  • Women’s 100 Fly: Kelsi Dahlia, Cardinal Aquatics
  • Women’s 200 Fly: Hali Flickinger, Athens Bulldog
  • Women’s 200 IM: Melanie Margalis, Athens Bulldog
  • Women’s 400 IM: Leah Smith, Tucson Ford Dealers
  • Men’s 50 Free: Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  • Men’s 100 Free: Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  • Men’s 200 Free: Townley Haas, Texas
  • Men’s 400 Free: Zane Grothe, Mission Viejo
  • Men’s 800 Free: Clark Smith, Longhorn Aquatics
  • Men’s 1500 Free: True Sweetser, Stanford
  • Men’s 50 Back: Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford Dealers
  • Men’s 100 Back: Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford Dealers
  • Men’s 200 Back: Ryan Murphy, Cal Aquatics
  • Men’s 50 Breast: Kevin Cordes, Unattached
  • Men’s 100 Breast: Kevin Cordes, Unattached
  • Men’s 200 Breast: Kevin Cordes, Unattached
  • Men’s 50 Fly: Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  • Men’s 100 Fly: Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  • Men’s 200 Fly: Jack Conger, Texas
  • Men’s 200 IM: Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldog
  • Men’s 400 IM: Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldog
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