2019 US Open Psych Sheet Released: Ledecky, Dressel, Smith Lead Star-Studded Entries

Katie Ledecky - Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

The psych sheet has been released for the 2019 US Open, which includes many of the biggest U.S. names in the sport, as well as a couple of star international swimmers.

The meet runs Dec. 4-7 in Atlanta and will include stars like Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel, Simone Manuel, Matt Grevers, Hali Flickinger, Olivia Smoliga and Regan Smith.

Smith, who burst onto the international scene at the 2019 World Championships by breaking world records in the backstroke events, will swim the 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 100 back and 200 fly. She is not swimming the 200 back, which is somewhat surprising, but some stars opt to focus on specific races during this part of the training heading into an Olympic year.

But plenty of stars, who are training for the International Swimming League final, like Nathan Adrian, Kathleen Baker and Ryan Murphy, are not scheduled to compete.

But some of the ISL swimmers are on the psych sheet, including Flickinger, Smoliga, Ella Eastin, Mallory Comerford, Lilly King, Amy Bilquist, Katie McLaughlin and Kelsi Dahlia.

Ledecky is entered in seven races at the meet, though that does not mean she will swim every event. She is slated to swim the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle events as well as the individual medleys.

Dressel is scheduled to compete in five events, led by the 100 free and 100 fly, both races that he won at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, this summer. He is entered in the 200 free, 200 fly and 200 IM as well as the 50 free.

Manuel is entered in the 50, 100, 200 free events and the 100 back.

Some of the top college swimmers will be there, though there will be plenty of star power at the Minnesota invite during the same days as the 2019 US Open.


2019 US Open Top Seeds:

Women’s 800 Free: Katie Ledecky, 8:10.70
Men’s 800 Free: Bobby Finke, 7:47.58
Women’s 400 Free: Katie Ledecky, 3:59.28
Men’s 400 Free: Zane Grothe, 3:45.78
Women’s 200 IM: Melanie Margalis, 2:08.91
Men’s 200 IM: Chase Kalisz, 1:56.78
Women’s 50 Free: Simone Manuel, 24.05
Men’s 50 Free: Bruno Fratus, 21.31
Women’s 400 IM: Emma Weyant, 4:35.47
Men’s 400 IM: Jay Litherland, 4:09.22
Women’s 100 Fly: Kelsi Dahlia, 57.06
Men’s 100 Fly: Caeleb Dressel, 49.50
Women’s 200 Free: Siobhan Haughey, 1:54.98
Men’s 200 Free: Fernando Scheffer, 1:45.51
Women’s 100 Breast: Lilly King, 1:04.93
Men’s 100 Breast: Andrew Wilson, 58.93
Women’s 100 Back: Regan Smith, 57.57
Men’s 100 Back: Matt Grevers, 52.75
Women’s 1500 Free: Katie Ledecky, 15:45.59
Men’s 1500 Free: Bobby Finke, 14:51.15
Women’s 200 Back: Lisa Bratton, 2:07.91
Men’s 200 Back: Jacob Heidtmann, 1:49.38
Women’s 100 Free: Simone Manuel, 52.04
Men’s 100 Free: Caeleb Dressel, 46.96
Women’s 200 Breast: Annie Lazor, 2:20.77
Men’s 200 Breast: Jacob Heidtmann, 2:04.66
Women’s 200 Fly: Hali Flickinger, 2:05.96
Men’s 200 Fly: Luca Urlando, 153.84

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