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    2017 US Nationals, Worlds, University Games etc. (SWIMMING)


    Old thread here was getting more than a bit, ummm, bloated...


    With Nationals coming up in a week's time (27 June - 1 July 2017) @ Indy, reckon it was time to start a more "up-to-date" topic, focussing mostly on Bears who have a chance to compete in national & international competition, i.e. events outside of NCAAs & the collegiate season, both of which are already covered in a comprehensive fashion elsewhere

    International competitions of interest this year will include the 17th FINA World Championships in Hungary from 23-30 July (Budapest 2017), and the World University Games in Taoyuan City from 20-27 Aug (Taipei 2017 Universiade).

    Then there is the FINA World Junior Championships @ Indy from 23-28 Aug, which may end up getting discussed in the appropriate swim recruiting threads...

    For historical reference:



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    PSYCH SHEETS DROP FOR 2017 U.S. SUMMER NATIONALS




    UPDATED: https://swimswam.com/updated-worlds-...-kevin-cordes/


    LIVE RESULTS: http://omegatiming.com/Competition?i...t=AQ&year=2017


    USA SWIMMING - EVENT PAGE: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/...-championships


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    KEEP TABS ON ALL OF SWIMSWAM’S OFFICIAL 2017 U.S. NATIONALS PREVIEWS




    https://swimswam.com/keep-tabs-swims...nals-previews/


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    USA Swimming Nats Predictions: Ledecky to Pull Double Duty on Day One


    Event Predictions

    Women’s 200 Fly
    1. Hali Flickinger
    2. Katie McLaughlin

    Women’s 100 Free
    1. Simone Manuel
    2. Abbey Weitzeil
    3. Katie Ledecky
    4. Mallory Comerford
    5. Amanda Weir
    6. Lia Neal

    Men’s 100 Free
    1. Nathan Adrian
    2. Caeleb Dressel
    3. Ryan Held
    4. Michael Chadwick
    5. Blake Pieroni
    6. Ryan Murphy


    https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...rials-day-one/


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    BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR U.S. NATIONALS RELEASED




    https://swimswam.com/broadcast-sched...nals-released/


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    Cal Swimmers at the 2017 USA Phillips 66 National Championships

    Team USA berths for the FINA World Championship in Budapest next Month are at stake.




    https://www.californiagoldenblogs.co...ervin-weitzeil


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-26-2017 at 02:30 PM. Reason: Coaches & W. National Titles graphic

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    Disclaimer: Took the liberty to replace boring cover photos of non-Bears in the original articles below, with ones that are perhaps a mite more to the liking of the audience on this board...

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    2017 U.S. WORLDS TRIALS PREVIEW: REGAN SMITH GUNNING FOR 200 BK TITLE



    Lisa Bratton, Amy Bilquist, Hannah Stevens and Kathleen Baker are four college-age competitors, and three (all but Stevens) have broken 2:10. Bratton’s 2:08.20 from Trials last summer is the most impressive, but she and Bilquist looked off their game at 2017 NCAAs. Baker, meanwhile, won the 200 back after taking the 200 IM and 100 back in the nights prior. Stevens is more of a racer in the 100, but she certainly has the talent to crack the top 8 in this event in Indy.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Regan Smith | 2:09.79 | 2:07.5 |
    2 | Kathleen Baker | 2:09.36 | 2:07.6 |
    3 | Asia Seidt | 2:09.82 | 2:08.7 |
    4 | Eva Merrell | 2:09.54 | 2:08.8 |
    5 | Lucie Nordmann | 2:09.40 | 2:09.0 |
    6 | Hali Flickinger | 2:10.56 | 2:09.8 |
    7 | Elizabeth Beisel | 2:09.54 | 2:09.8 |
    8 | Erin Voss | 2:09.81 | 2:10.0 |

    Dark horse: Claire Adams


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...-200-bk-title/


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    2017 U.S. WORLD TRIALS PREVIEWS: FLICKINGER FAVORED IN WOMEN’S 200 FLY



    Now the fight for second is a bit more interesting. Last summer Cassidy Bayer was the 3rd fastest American in 2:07.97, and was 3rd in the Trials final, so she’d logically be next in line. However, Kelsi Worrell is one who could easily leapfrog her for that spot. Bayer’s season best of 2:10.16 is comparable to her fastest in-season swim last year (2:09.68), so she lines up to be in the 2:07-high 2:08-low range once again.

    The 4th fastest American this year is Katie McLaughlin, who actually owns the 2nd fastest PB in the field at 2:06.95. After dealing with injury in 2016, she has performed well so far this year and has already equalled her fastest time from last year (done at Olympic Trials) this year in-season at 2:10.35. She’s in good position to get down into the 2:08 range, but may need to approach her best time to vie for a spot on the team.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Hali Flickinger | 2:06.67 | 2:07.1
    2 | Kelsi Worrell | 2:08.61 | 2:07.3
    3 | Cassidy Bayer | 2:07.97 | 2:07.8
    4 | Katie McLaughlin | 2:06.95 | 2:08.6
    5 | Ruby Martin | 2:09.96 | 2:09.4
    6 | Lauren Case | 2:10.36 | 2:09.8
    7 | Dakota Luther | 2:10.55 | 2:10.3
    8 | Hannah Saiz | 2:09.61 | 2:10.5

    Dark horse: Vanessa Krause


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-world-...omens-200-fly/


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    2017 U.S. WORLD TRIALS PREVIEW: SCUFFLE FOR SILVER IN WOMEN’S 100 FLY



    200 fly specialists Cassidy Bayer, Katie McLaughlin and Hali Flickinger also figure to be in the mix in this race. Bayer is a major contender after a best of 58.11 last summer, while McLaughlin has been rounding into form nicely and was nearly on her 2016 Trials form earlier this month in Santa Clara, clocking 59.17.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Kelsi Worrell | 56.48 | 56.6
    2 | Amanda Kendall | 58.27 | 57.7
    3 | Kendyl Stewart | 58.05 | 57.9
    4 | Hellen Moffitt | 58.46 | 58.2
    5 | Cassidy Bayer | 58.11 | 58.2
    6 | Sarah Gibson | 58.02 | 58.3
    7 | Katie McLaughlin | 57.87 | 58.5
    8 | Eva Merrell | 58.58 | 58.7

    Dark horse: Veronica Burchill


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-world-...omens-100-fly/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEW: LEDECKY SPEARHEADS FORMIDABLE 200 FREE FIELD



    200 fly specialists Katie McLaughlin and Hali Flickinger are two others who will likely be in the final and in the mix for a spot on the relay. McLaughlin split 1:56.9 on the relay at the 2015 World Championships, and has looked strong this year with a season best of 1:59.11, not far off her Olympic Trials showing where she made the final. Flickinger has been just a tick slower than McLaughlin this season at 1:59.20, half a second faster than she was heading into last year’s Trials where she wasn’t far from making the final.

    Three other Americans have been under 2:00 this season: Gabby DeLoof, Isabel Ivey and Abby Jagdfeld. Ivey missed the semis at Trials last year by just half a second, and followed up with a PB of 1:58.9 to win bronze at the Junior Pan Pacs.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Katie Ledecky | 1:53.73 | 1:54.6
    2 | Mallory Comerford | 1:58.54 | 1:56.2
    3 | Simone Manuel | 1:57.82 | 1:56.4
    4 | Melanie Margalis | 1:57.33 | 1:56.8
    5 | Leah Smith | 1:56.47 | 1:56.8
    6 | Katie McLaughlin | 1:57.55 | 1:57.4
    7 | Katie Drabot | 1:58.58 | 1:57.8
    8 | Hali Flickinger | 1:58.18 | 1:58.0

    Dark horse: Hannah Cox


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...00-free-field/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: MANUEL CHASING 23 IN 50 FREE



    Manuel’s Olympic teammate Abbey Weitzeil, the American Record holder in the yards version of this event, wasn’t quite at her best during the short course season, but is definitely one of the top contenders for a spot in this event. It could come down to the wire between Weitzeil and Madison Kennedy, who took 3rd at 2016 Trials. Aside from Manuel, Kennedy is the only woman who has broken 25 seconds so far this season.

    A few veteran National Teamers have been closing in on the 25-barrier recently. Ivy Martin, who boasts a personal best 25.05, just missed out on finals after finishing 10th in semis at Olympic Trials. NCAA All-American Amy Bilquist has been even closer. She put up a 25.03 at a meet in 2015 and has only gotten faster according to her speed at NCAAs.

    Goeders isn’t the only junior swimmer who could land a spot in the final. Another National Junior Teamer, Marta Ciesla, has already been as fast as a 25.07 from Junior Nationals in 2015. Additionally, Isabel Ivey put up a personal best 25.21 at 2016 Junior Pan Pacs.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Simone Manuel | 24.09 | 24.2
    2 | Madison Kennedy | 24.39 | 24.5
    3 | Abbey Weitzeil | 24.28 | 24.5
    4 | Olivia Smoliga | 24.7 | 24.6
    5 | Katrina Konopka | 24.68 | 24.6
    6 | Lia Neal | 24.85 | 24.8
    7 | Kelsi Worrell | 24.98 | 24.8
    8 | Mallory Comerford | 25.28 | 24.9

    Dark horse: Cal’s Maddie Murphy had an explosive freshman season, dropping nearly 8 tenths from her best time in the 50 free to make finals at the NCAA Championships. Murphy’s best time in the long course pool is a 25.61 from 2016, but we could see another big drop from her to sneak into the final.


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...ng-23-50-free/


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    2017 U.S. WORLDS TRIALS PREVIEW: MARGALIS’S TIME TO SHINE IN 200 IM



    The lady who upset Eastin, Cal’s Kathleen Baker, did so while swimming the 2nd-fastest 200 IM ever in short course yards, but she hasn’t swum the event in long course since Winter Nationals in 2015. She does have some international experience under her belt, placing 10th (and 4th among US swimmers) at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. If Baker chooses to swim this event, she should be in the thick of things in the A final.

    15 year-old Alex Walsh of the Nashville Aquatic Club appears to be one of the up and comers in this event. best time of 2:14.37.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Melanie Margalis | 2:09.21 | 2:10.2
    2 | Madisyn Cox | 2:10.75 | 2:10.5
    3 | Ella Eastin | 2:10.54 | 2:10.6
    4 | Bethany Galat | 2:12.13 | 2:11.5
    5 | Kathleen Baker | 2:12.09 | 2:11.7
    6 | Meghan Small | 2:11.26 | 2:12.0
    7 | Alex Walsh | 2:13.14 | 2:12.5
    8 | Brooke Forde | 2:14.36 | 2:14.0

    Dark horse: Emma Barksdale


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...-shine-200-im/


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-23-2017 at 01:49 PM. Reason: 200m IM

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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: CAN SHEBAT BREAK UP CAL PARTY IN 200 BACK?




    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Ryan Murphy | 1:53.62 | 1:54.1
    2 | Jacob Pebley | 1:54.77 | 1:54.5
    3 | Sean Lehane | 1:55.56 | 1:55.8
    4 | John Shebat | 2:03.94 | 1:55.9
    5 | Michael Taylor | 1:56.78 | 1:56.4
    6 | Robert Owen | 1:56.79 | 1:56.5
    7 | Austin Katz | 1:57.20 | 1:57.0
    8 | Justin Ress | 1:59.04 | 1:57.9

    Dark horse: Drew Kibler


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...arty-200-back/


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    2017 U.S. WORLDS TRIALS PREVIEWS: GREVERS SEEKS REDEMPTION IN 100 BACK


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Ryan Murphy | 51.85 | 52.1
    2 | Matt Grevers | 52.54 | 52.7
    3 | Jacob Pebley | 52.95 | 52.7
    4 | Justin Ress | 53.48 | 53.1
    5 | John Shebat | 54.20 | 53.6
    6 | Michael Taylor | 53.77 | 53.6
    7 | Sean Lehane | 54.08 | 53.9
    8 | Luke Kaliszak | 54.23 | 54.0

    Dark horse: Cameron Craig


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...tion-100-back/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: CAN ADRIAN HOLD OFF DRESSEL IN 100 FREE?




    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Caeleb Dressel | 47.91 | 47.7
    2 | Nathan Adrian | 47.72 | 47.9
    3 | Ryan Held | 48.26 | 48.0
    4 | Michael Chadwick | 48.69 | 48.4
    5 | Blake Pieroni | 48.78 | 48.6
    6 | Anthony Ervin | 48.54 | 48.6
    7 | Michael Jensen | 49.35 | 48.8
    8 | Justin Ress | 49.48 | 49.2

    Dark horse: Zach Apple


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...ssel-100-free/


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    QUAH ZHENG WEN LOWERS OWN NATIONAL 200 BACK RECORD IN SINGAPORE




    https://swimswam.com/quah-zheng-wen-...ord-singapore/


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-21-2017 at 06:57 AM. Reason: Quah

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    Swimswam article on Andrew Seliskar MIA from World Championship trials.

    ANDREW SELISKAR MIA FROM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS PSYCH SHEET



    https://swimswam.com/andrew-seliskar...s-psych-sheet/


    Some poster mentioned that Andrew broke his arm before the Pac-12 swimming 'ship. Don't remember if he swum in Pac-12 'ship or not. He did swim in the NCAA though and if true with a broken arm. Anyone can verify this? He swum amazing well considering his broken arm. He was 6th in the 200IM, 2nd in the 400IM , and 6th the 200fly besides swimming multiple relays. Just think if his arm wasn't broken.

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    100 & 200 FREE AMONG SIX ENTRIES FOR TOM SHIELDS AT NATIONALS




    https://swimswam.com/100-200-free-am...lds-nationals/


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    JOSH PRENOT TO SWIM BOTH IMS AT U.S. TRIALS




    https://swimswam.com/josh-prenot-swim-ims-u-s-trials/


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    JACOB PEBLEY ENTERS 100 & 200 FREE TO GO WITH BACKSTROKE RACES IN INDY




    https://swimswam.com/jacob-pebley-en...ke-races-indy/


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    MATTHEW JOSA DIVERSIFIES INDY SCHEDULE WITH 100 AND 200 FREE, 200 IM




    https://swimswam.com/matthew-josa-di...0-free-200-im/


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    FOUR EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR REECE WHITLEY IN INDY: BREAST AND 200 IM




    https://swimswam.com/four-events-sch...st-and-200-im/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: THE RACE FOR SUB-51 IN MEN’S 100 FLY



    Olympic finalist Tom Shields headlines the psych sheets in this event. He made his first Olympic team in both butterflies last summer, and showed no signs of backing off after Rio when he became the first man to break 44 with his 43.84 at the 2016 U.S. Winter Nationals. Shields finished just off the podium in this race with a 4th place finish at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan. He swam his personal best 51.03 at that meet, and will look to become the first man other than Phelps to break 51 seconds since the end of the supersuit era.

    Two of the frontrunners and returning finalists to keep an eye on are Seth Stubblefield and Tim Phillips. Stubblefield hasn’t been quite as fast in-season as he was in the leadup to Olympic Trials, but it’s still safe to say he’s one of the frontrunners for a spot after he missed the Olympic Team by hundredths with a 51.24 to place 3rd last summer. Matt Josa joined them in the 51-range with a personal best 51.61 in Trials prelims. To make the team, however, he’ll need to save his best swim for the final this time.

    There are a few guys who have been in range of times that could make the final, but were slightly off their bests last season. Justin Lynch and Giles Smith were both in the 52-range last season and will look to bring it down to the 51s. Smith has been faster than 52 before, however, as his best is a 51.92 from 2015. Lynch’s best is a 52.43 from the 2016 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions. Similarly, age group standout Ryan Hoffer has a personal best 52.89 from Junior Worlds in 2015, but wasn’t able to improve on that last season.


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...-mens-100-fly/


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    2017 U.S. WORLDS TRIALS PREVIEWS: THE USUAL SUSPECTS IN MEN’S 50 BR




    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME |
    1 | Cody Miller | 27.39 | 26.7
    2 | Kevin Cordes | 26.76 | 26.7
    3 | Andrew Wilson | 27.55 | 27.3
    4 | Michael Andrew | 27.86 | 27.7
    5 | Nic Fink | 27.99 | 27.9
    6 | Will Licon | N/A | 28.0
    7 | Jacob Montague | 28.45 | 28.1
    8 | Reece Whitley | 28.28 | 28.1

    Dark horse: Connor Hoppe


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...ts-mens-50-br/


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    2017 U.S. WORLDS TRIALS PREVIEWS: UNCERTAINTY ONLY CERTAIN THING IN 50 BACK




    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...thing-50-back/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: BAKER, SMOLIGA LEAD TIGHT PACK IN 100 BACK



    Though she hasn’t swam the 50 since Rio, Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker is the swimmer to beat. Baker’s 28.28 50 split from her silver-medal 100 back performance in Rio would have been fast enough to win the gold at U.S. Nats in 2014. Her personal best is an untapered 28.18 from the 2015 Mare Norstrum – Monte Carlo.




    Also in the mix should be Cal’s Amy Bilquist and Clara Smiddy of Michigan. Smiddy was 28.68 at the Charlotte Pro Swim, and Bilquist’s 100 strength should translate to a finals spot in the 50.

    It will also be interesting to see how 15-year-old age-group all-star Alex Walsh shapes up in the 50 back, an event she hasn’t swum in a year. Walsh, a high school freshman, went 52.8 in the 100 SCY back at Tennessee States this year.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME
    1 | Kathleen Baker | 28.18 | 27.9
    2 | Ali Deloof | 28.03 | 28.1
    3 | Olivia Smoliga | 28.44 | 28.2
    4 | Elise Haan | 28.43 | 28.3
    5 | Hannah Stevens | 29.14 | 28.3
    6 | Ally Howe | 29.27 | 28.4
    7 | Clara Smiddy | 28.68 | 28.5
    8 | Amy Bilquist | 28.75 | 28.5


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...-beat-50-back/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: BAKER IS THE ONE TO BEAT IN 50 BACK




    U.S. Olympians Kathleen Baker and Olivia Smoliga will once again have their showdown in the 100 back. After Smoliga took the narrow win ahead of Baker at Olympic Trials, Baker turned the tables in Rio to win a silver medal while Smoliga finished 6th. They faced offf again at the 2017 NCAA Championships, where Baker was again victorious by just a couple of tenths ahead of Smoliga. As the only 2 swimmers in the field who have swum below 59 seconds, we could see them once again racing stroke-for-stroke into the finish as they vie for a spot at the 2017 World Championships.




    Though they’re the favorites heading into the meet, Baker and Smoliga will have their work cut out for them in the battle for Worlds roster spots. Amy Bilquist, who placed 3rd at Olympic Trials, returns after falling just hundredths short of making the Rio squad. With her 59.37 from Trials finals, Bilquist is a definite threat to snag a spot.

    15-year-old Regan Smith will look to join Adams in the ranks of swimmers who have broken the 100 back Junior World Record. She’s nearly as fast as Adams was as a junior swimmer, having thrown down a 59.74 already this season. Fellow junior standouts Lucie Nordmann (1:00.16), Grace Ariola (1:00.49), Eva Merrell (1:01.15), and Alex Walsh (1:00.84) are among the up-and-comers looking to break into the top 8. Walsh, Ariola, Smith, and Nordmann all made the semifinals at last summer’s Olympic Trials.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME
    1 | Kathleen Baker | 58.75 | 58.9
    2 | Olivia Smoliga | 58.95 | 59.1
    3 | Amy Bilquist | 59.37 | 59.3
    4 | Ali Deloof | 59.43 | 59.4
    5 | Hannah Stevens | 59.4 | 59.4
    6 | Regan Smith | 59.74 | 59.5
    7 | Claire Adams | 59.58 | 59.6
    8 | Ally Howe | 1:00.73 | 1:00.1


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...pack-100-back/


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    2017 U.S. WORLDS TRIALS PREVIEW: GREEN LIGHT FOR WORRELL IN 50 FLY




    Younger names like Cassidy Bayer and Eva Merrell could certainly be factors here, too. They have best times in the 27.3 range, but seem capable of cracking the 27-second barrier. Bayer might choose to focus solely on the 100 and 200 fly, though, where she has a much better chance of making the Worlds team– the same goes for Merrell in the 200 back, an event that’s right before the 50 fly in Indy. Katie McLaughlin has been fast in the 100 fly, though she might be going for the 200 free in the same session as the 50 fly, and she doesn’t quite have that much speed for such a pure sprint race.




    Darkhorse: Maddie Murphy, who is a rising sophomore with the Cal women. She dropped a 22.90 on Cal’s B relay at 2017 Pac 12s, and she’s never swum the 50 fly in meters, according to the USA Swimming database. She showed lots of sprint power in her freshman season with Cal, and she could blow up in this race in Indy.


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...orrell-50-fly/


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    2017 U.S. TRIALS PREVIEWS: WILL COMERFORD SNAG A SPOT IN 100 FREE?




    Abbey Weitzeil, who also represented the U.S. in this race in Rio, is the 2nd fastest swimmer on the psych sheets. She’s was slightly off her bests during the short course season and hasn’t been quite as fast in-season at the Arena Pro Swim Series meets as she was last year, but it’s still likely we’ll see her on the team even if only for the relay. If she hits her stride, she could be looking at a sub-53. She’s already been 53-low a couple of times, including a 53.28 at 2016 Trials.

    Similarly, 2016 Trials semifinalists Olivia Smoliga and Madison Kennedy have been 54-low and could potentially take a relay spot if they’re able to dip into the 53-high range. Kennedy was 9th at Trials and boasts a personal best 54.18. Smoliga has been just off that with her personal best 54.21 and showed blistering speed during the short course season with her 46.30 at NCAAs.


    TOP 8 PREDICTIONS:

    PLACE | SWIMMER | BEST TIME SINCE 2015 | PREDICTED TIME
    1 | Simone Manuel | 52.7 | 52.5
    2 | Mallory Comerford | 53.91 | 53.2
    3 | Abbey Weitzeil | 53.28 | 53.5
    4 | Lia Neal | 53.77 | 53.7
    5 | Amanda Weir | 53.6 | 53.8
    6 | Katie Ledecky | 53.75 | 53.8
    7 | Olivia Smoliga | 54.21 | 54.0
    8 | Kelsi Worrell | 54.00 | 54.0


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-trials...spot-100-free/


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    2017 Nationals (Worlds Trials) - Day 1 PRELIMS

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    2017 U.S. WORLD TRIALS: DAY 1 PRELIMS LIVE RECAP


    Cassidy Bayer will be one of the key names contesting the women's 200 fly this morning at U.S. World Trials. Archive Photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-world-...ms-live-recap/


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    TWO BIG NAME NATIONAL TEAMERS MISS A-FINAL IN 200 FLY


    Barring scratches, Tom Shields — who represented the US in the 200 fly in Rio — will not get a chance to make the World Champs team in the event this year after finishing 9th in prelims.

    Battling side-by-side against Jack Conger, Shields swam a 1:57.75 this morning. That time was actually faster than the 1:57.96 in swam in prelims at Olympic Trials last year, but the event got a lot quicker this year as most swimmers needed to put the pedal to the metal to guarantee a spot in the A final.

    Shields was not the only big name to miss out on the A-final in the 200 fly. National teamer Cassidy Bayer, last year’s 3rd place finisher in the 200 fly at Olympic Trials, finished 12th this morning with a 2:11.22. That time was almost two seconds slower than what she swam in prelims at OT’s, where her 2:09.29 was the 3rd-fastest time of the morning.

    While on paper Bayer had a good shot of making the team, especially after Kelsi Worrell chose not to compete, she had been batting with injuries this season, so it wasn’t entirely clear where she was in her training or how ready she’d be for trials.


    https://swimswam.com/two-big-name-na...final-200-fly/


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    Just 2 events raced in the morning heats today.


    A final (i.e. with a shot at making the 2017 Worlds team):

    W 200 Fly - Katie



    M 100 Free - Nathan & Murph


    B final:
    W 200 Fly - Cassidy
    W 100 Free - Amy & Abbey
    M 200 Fly - Shields & Mike Thomas
    M 100 Free - Michael Jensen



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    Disappointed that one of them, Abbey or Amy didn't make the A final. Abbey started well but looks to have faded in the final 50. Hate to see 3 furds in the A's final.

    Good to see Ryan make the 100 final. Would top 6 swimmers make the 400 relay team?
    Last edited by OBear073akaSMFan; 06-27-2017 at 08:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBear073akaSMFan View Post
    Good to see Ryan make the 100 final. Would top 6 swimmers make the 400 relay team?
    Good chance - but not 100% guaranteed as there's a firm cap on the max team size.

    Top 4 def. Might be a wee challenging to effectively field a 3-person relay squad...well, unless the last swimmer was Ledecky in the 4x200m relay

    Team USA typically ends up with more than a few multi-event winners at these trials, so there is usually enough room to take the (lower-priority) 5th & 6th placed finalists in the 100m & 200m free individual races for the respective relays.

    2017 INTERNATIONAL TEAM SELECTION SUMMARY: https://cdn.swimswam.com/wp-content/...lection_17.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBear073akaSMFan View Post
    Disappointed that one of them, Abbey or Amy didn't make the A final.
    Wasn't expecting Amy to make the A finals TBH, as the 100m Free isn't really her forte. But then again, guess I shouldn't narrow-mindedly pigeonhole Bilquist as primarily a back/sprint specialist either. After all, since starting at Cal, she has challenged herself to tackle the 200 Back under Teri's guidance, claiming the 4th spot in that event at Olympic Trials last year!

    As a matter of fact, Amy's prelims time of 55.08 is her 3rd swiftest ever 100m Free (PB = 54.85 from 2014 Jr Nats), so actually a really solid showing here IMO. Let's see how "Billy" fares tonight in the B final, and in the backstroke events (& 50m Free) later in the week where she should have a better shot at making the team.


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    (UPDATE)


    "Tuesday afternoon at the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials in Indianapolis brings the heats of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.

    Heat 2: Chenoa Devine also had a big drop, knocking more than 2 seconds off her best time to move into 2nd overall in 8:41.40."


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...ce-live-recap/


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-27-2017 at 01:19 PM. Reason: Chenoa

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    2017 Nationals (Worlds Trials) - Day 1 FINALS

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    2017 U.S. WORLD TRIALS: DAY 1 FINALS LIVE RECAP




    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-world-...ls-live-recap/


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    2017 Nationals (Worlds Trials) - Day 2 PRELIMS


    Day 2 morning heats currently in progress: https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...ms-live-recap/


    W 200 Free:

    Katie tied for 9th (1:59.31), so will go into the B final tonight
    Chenoa did achieve a PB of 2:02.69 (by 0.01 sec ) in winning Heat 2 from Lane 8

    McL, Abbey, Cassidy, Sophie (and a few others such as 2018 recruit Eva Merrell & 2019 prospect Isabel Ivey) have seemed a bit off at this early stage of Nationals, starting out solidly enough but tending to fade quite a bit relative to the field in the last 50m of their races...


    M 200 Breast:

    Prenot -> A final
    Reece -> B


    W 200 Back:
    Thleen looking studly with her 2:08.56 to head up tonight's A final
    Amy seemed really off-form from the start, finishing with a 2:14.76 (for reference, her PB = 2:08.30) ... possibly related to her stress-fractures which had Bilquist in a boot this past season? (would have a greater impact on her back than her free if this was indeed the culprit)
    Keaton wins Heat 6 with a 2:14.20 PB (prev best = 2:14.36 from May 2016) -> C final
    • 2020 recruit Regan Smith claims the #2 seed with her 2:08.95 PB! (prev lifetime = 2:09.79 from Mar 2017)
    • 2020 recruit Alex Walsh (2:12.49) & 2018 Lucie Nordmann (2:10.59) -> B final
    • 2018 recruit Eva Merrell's 2:14.16 sits @ #25 -> C final

    Note to OBear (er this may bring a wee smile to yer face ) - not a single furdette in either the W 200 Back or 200 Breast A finals...




    M 200 Back:

    Murph & Pebs -> A final
    • 2017 baby Bryce Mefford & Daniel Carr -> B final


    W 50 Fly
    Madds -> A final! (seeded #6 in 26.60)
    • 2018 recruit Amalie Fackenthal -> B final
    • 2018 commit Cassidy Bayer -> C final???



    W 50 Fly
    Lynch & Shields -> A final
    Josa & Stubblefield -> B final
    Michael Jensen & 2017 baby Ryan Hoffer -> C final?

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-28-2017 at 02:05 PM. Reason: M 50 Fly

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    2017 Nationals (Worlds Trials) - Day 2 FINALS

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    2017 U.S. WORLD TRIALS: DAY 2 FINALS LIVE RECAP


    Jacob Pebley will look to qualify for his first LC World Championship team tonight in the men's 200 back. Current Photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography


    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-world-...ls-live-recap/


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    SWM: "Katie McLaughlin wins the W200 free B final tonight in a time of 1:58.57"


    McL's B winning B final time was a tad quicker than furdette Katie Drabot's A final time in the W 200 Free.

    btw, neither Drabot (8th) nor Simone (5th) looked all that happy on the podium...TBH, Katie McL prob wasn't all that thrilled to be racing in the B final, but she let her swim speak for itself


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    SWM: "Kathleen Baker wins the W200 back A final by a body length & a half in a time of 2:06.38! Fastest time in the �� this year! #Phillips66Nats"

    Rowdy Gaines: "Fastest time in the world! @KathleenBaker2 goes 2:06.3! And how about 15 year old Regan Smith for 2nd! On to Budapest!"




    Lil Bean gave a special shout-out to the Cal coaches + Marsh in her post-race interview for her success! NBC Sports then panned to Teri & Ian during the awards ceremony...

    Go Thleen! (oh, pls don't forget to work hard on recruiting Regan during training camp @ Croatia... )


    Click here for CalBears writeup -> KATHLEEN BAKER TAKES NATIONAL TITLE IN 200 BACK




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    SS: "1:54.30 for @ryan_f_murphy to win 200 back, 3rd-fastest in world this year ... @Jacob_Pebley 2nd in 1:54.78, missing PR by .01 ... The B-final of M 200Bk goes to Bryce Mefford in 1:58.63, followed by Ogren, Anderson, Carr, and Foster #WorldsTrials17"


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    SS: "23.73 for Matthew Josa to win the B final of the men's 50 fly ... Ryan Hoffer takes the C-final in 24.18 #WorldsTrials17"

    btw, Justin Lynch had to share his podium spot with a furd, Andrew Liang (both had placed 7th in the A final)...


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-29-2017 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Thleen Bean interview

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    2017 Nationals (Worlds Trials) - Day 3 PRELIMS

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    Day 3 morning heats currently in progress: https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-worlds...ms-live-recap/

    Live stream: https://www.usaswimming.org/


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    M 400m IM - A final qualifiers:



    • 2017 baby Sean Grieshop -> A final!


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    W 100m Fly - A final qualifiers:



    • Well done Katie -> A final
    • 2018 commit Cassidy -> B final, 15th seed (her PB would have earned her the #2 seed)
    • 2020 recruit Regan -> B final
    • 2018 recruit Eva -> C final
    • 2018 recruit Ruby -> C final
    Maddie #18 with a new PB of 59.79! (prev best was 1:00.40)


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    M 100m Fly - A final qualifiers:



    Shields, Josa, Lynch -> A final
    • 2017 baby Hoffer -> C final


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    W 50m Breast:

    • 2018 recruits Zoe Bartel & Ema Rajic -> B final
    • 2019 recruit Emily Weiss -> B final
    • 2018 recruit Allie Raab -> C final


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    M 50m Breast:

    Hoppe -> A final
    • 2018 commit Whitley -> C final


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    W 50m Back:



    Kathleen (new PB of 28.09!) & Amy -> A final
    Keaton (new PB of 29.00!) -> C final
    • 2019 recruit Kat Berkoff -> A final
    • 2018 recruit Lucie -> B final
    • 2020 recruit Alex Walsh -> B final
    • 2020 recruit Phoebe Bacon -> B final
    • 2020 recruit Annabel Crush -> C final


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    M 50m Back:

    Murph -> A final
    • 3 way tie for #8! Pebs, 2017 baby Carr & IU's Glover - swimoff to determine A & B finalists
    Update: Pebs declined the swimoff ... Daniel won it over Glover to qualify for tonight's A final!
    • 2017 baby Mefford -> C final

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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-29-2017 at 12:32 PM. Reason: updates

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    2017 Nationals (Worlds Trials) - Day 3 FINALS

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    Not going to be around to provide timely updates for finals, but here's the link for SwimSwam's live recap:

    https://swimswam.com/2017-u-s-world-...ls-live-recap/


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    calwswim: Finals session of Day 3 at US Nationals beginning at 6pm EST here in Indianapolis! #GoBears




    https://www.instagram.com/p/BV8B2ITDmyT/


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    Just checking in briefly after a quick glance at results...

    Cal W Swim & Dive: Tonight at #Phillips66Nats, @KathleenBaker2 2nd in 50 back, @amybilquist 5th in 50 back & @KatieMcLaugh1in 6th in 100 fly. #GoBears


    Looks like Thleen, Amy, Keaton (C final winner), had all achieved PBs tonight in the W 50 Back, smashing job!

    Also a good chance based on her 100 Fly results that Katie will get selected for WUGs which will be held in Taiwan in late August...same goes for Justin Lynch on the men's side.


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 06-29-2017 at 07:31 PM. Reason: quickie update



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