Olympic and World Championship Medalists Highlight USA Summer Nationals Psyche Sheets
2022 USA Summer Nationals
USA Swimming has released mental health sheets for next week’s summer nationals, and a dozen members of the US Worlds team are set to wrap up months of racing with appearances in Irvine.
With Worlds already in the rearview mirror and no selection criteria yet announced for the US team for the 2023 World Championships, this event will serve more as a “fun” end-of-season meetup for some. swimmers, and an extra encounter chance to run fast times for others.
Olympic and World Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky is about to compete in Irvine, and while she’s entered in some of her regular events, like the 200 free, she’s already entered in the 100 free and 400 IM, events she doesn’t compete in as much.
His Gator sparring partners Bobby Fink and Kieran Smith are also World Championship teammates who are entered into different events for them. Finke is entered in his bread and butter 800 free and 1500 free, but also in the 400 free, which he did not swim at the trials, and the 400 IM, which he swam but finished 3rd. Kieran Smith extends its range a little more with entries in the 800 free and both IM, as well as its normal 100/200/400 free.
Shaine Casas, who swam only the 200m at Worlds (and won a medal), is entered in the 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. Casas had some fast times recently at a section meet, but didn’t swim the 200 individual medley there, and fans might be in store for a big run from him in this event.
Claire Curzan had a pretty busy schedule at Worlds, but she competed in a mix of events she swam at Worlds (100 backstroke/flywheel) and events she didn’t (200 backstroke/50 freestyle) .
Complete List of Registered U.S. World Champion Swimmers
- Mallory Comerford – 100 free
- Claire Curzan – 200 backstroke, 100 fly, 100 backstroke, 50 free
- Natalie Hinds – 100 free, 200 free
- Katie Ledecky – 100 free, 200 free, 800 free, 400 IM
- Leah Smith – 200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM
- Rhyan White – 200 back, 100 butterfly, 100 back, 200 IM
- Michael Andrew – 100 boobs, 50 free
- Shaine Casas – 100 free, 100 steal, 200 IM
- Bobby Fink – 400 free, 800 free, 1500 free, 400 IM,
- Trenton Julian – 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 200 chest, 200 IM
- Justin Ress – 50 free, 100 free, 100 return
- Kieran Smith – 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 200 IM, 400 IM
In addition to the US world championship swimmers, we will also see top college groups from Texas, California, UVA and Georgia, among others, a strong international contingent from Australia and a few other countries, and some of America’s top teenage stars. As Thomas Heilman, Erin Gemmel, Teagan O’Dell, and Ilya Kharun.