Psyche Sheet Released for Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin

AUSTIN – Out of winter training and into racing they go! Global swim stars Katinka Hosszu, Natalie Coughlin, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte, Tyler Clary, Katie Ledecky, and Matt Grevers headline the Arena Pro Swim Series (formerly Arena Grand Prix Series) in Austin next weekend.

I want to see the PSYCHE SHEET!

The African swim queen Kirsty Coventry announced her return to the pool via Facebook back in September and will have her out-of-retirement race debut in Austin. Coventry is a four-time (2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012) Olympian for Zimbabwe with seven Olympic medals to her name. She is entered in the 100 and 200 back, and 200 IM.

Ledecky will arrive ready for her usual 100, 200, 400, 800 free lineup, and will add some strokes to the mix with the 200 and 400 IM and the 100 back.

There’s no shortage of speed in the backstrokes with Clary, Grevers, Jack Conger, Ryan Murphy, and Jacob Pebley slated to duke it out in both the 100 and 200.

Hungary’s Iron Lady Hosszu is entered in every event, which is becoming the routine repertoire for one of swimming’s most versatile athletes.

Women’s 400 IM is riddled with talent in Elizabeth Beisel, Caitlin Leverenz, Camille Adams, Sarah Henry and of course, Hosszu.

The 50 will be a battle of brawn on the men’s side, where seven swimmers are entered with sub-22 times. Jimmy Feigen, Anthony Ervin, Adrian, Cullen Jones, Bruno Fratus and Marcelo Chierighini make for a colossal wave and some lights-out swimming.

The Cal men in attendance will be flying straight over from three weeks of altitude training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Many swimmers are in a similar place, raring to race after putting in consistent weeks of hard training.

 

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Author: Annie Grevers

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Annie (Chandler) Grevers is a staff writer for Swimming World. She swam for the University of Arizona, winning the 100 yard breaststroke at the NCAA DI Championships as a senior in 2010. She was also a member of six NCAA Championship relays during her college career as well as a member of Arizona’s NCAA Championship title in 2008. She represented the United States at the Pan Pacific Games in 2010 and at the Pan American Games in 2011, where she won the 100 breaststroke. She is married to Matt Grevers and resides in Tucson, Arizona.

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