USA Swimming Short Course Top 10 Rankings – 1/12/16

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With 2016 now in full swing, USA Swimming has released an updated National and Zone Short Course Top 10 for open and 18-and-under swimmers.

The women’s open rankings are headlined by some unsurprising names. Katie Ledecky tops the nation (and in some cases, the world) in the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyle races. Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace leads the country in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles, while Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew ranks first in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke.

In the 18-and-under ranks, Ledecky has her name atop the same freestyle races. She’s joined by Abby Weitzell in the 50 and 100 free, fourteen-year old Alex Walsh in the 100-yard back, and Ella Eastin in the 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

On the men’s side, Caaleb Dressel and Ryan Hoffer highlight the sprint free races, topping the 50 and 100 frees, respectively. Ryan Murphy claims the top spot in both the 100 and 200-yard back, while Joseph Schooling leads both the 100 and 200-yard fly.

Michael Andrew‘s name appears atop two of the 18-and-under events including the 100-yard breast and 200-yard IM. Hoffer, whose earth-shattering 41,23 100-free from early December, also holds top spots in the 50 free, 100 back, and 100 fly. Another popular name, Reece Whitley, holds the throne in the 200-yard breast.

For a full list of the USA Swimming 2015-2016 Short Course Top Ten, see the links below:
USA Swimming Women’s Short Course Top 10 – 1/12/16 – Results
USA Swimming Men’s Short Course Top 10 – 1/12/16 – Results

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