The Worldwide Swim Coaches Affiliation’s (ISCA) Worldwide Senior Cup is attracting some high swimmers as they host their Worldwide Senior Cup subsequent week in St. Petersburg, Florida. With the Tokyo Olympics slated to start in 4 months, lengthy course racing turns into extra necessary as swimmers put together for the assorted choice meets.
For these swimmers who prepare as a part of a college post-grad group, their coaches are targeted extra on the NCAA meets presently of the 12 months. The Senior Cup could also be a strong substitute for the coaching these swimmers may sometimes do on the US Olympic Coaching Heart in Colorado Springs.
The meet will characteristic quick course yards racing in prelims with lengthy course meters for finals.
The lads’s meet on the Senior Cup is particularly deep because it options numerous swimmers with Olympic expertise.
12-time Olympic medalist and world report holder Ryan Lochteleads the sphere as he seeks to characterize the USA in his fifth Olympic video games. Lochte has a full slate of occasions forward of him as entered a complete of 9 occasions: 200 IM, 100 again, 200 again, 50 free, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 free, and 200 breast. It’s unlikely that he’ll swim all of these races, as Lochte (and all Gregg Troy-trained swimmers) are infamous for over-entering after which scratching manner again.
Lochte’s Gator Swim Membership teammate, Caeleb Dresselis matching Lochte’s occasion lineup with 9 entries of his personal: 200 IM, 50 fly, 50 breast, 50 free, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 free, and 200 fly. Like Lochte, we don’t know if he’ll truly swim all of these races, but when he goes after the 400 IM, that can obtain probably the most curious consideration within the outcomes, because it’s a race that the versatile Dressel doesn’t swim all that usually.
Dressel, a 2-time Olympic gold medalist, at the moment holds 8 World Information (together with relays). That’s greater than another swimmer.
The lads’s 100 butterfly would be the race to observe as it is going to characteristic world report holder Dressel, Lochte, 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Joseph Education, high seed Jack Conger, Matthew Josa, and Matej Dusa.
Conger, who not too long ago moved to hitch Education at Virginia Tech, has entered 5 occasions and is the highest seed within the 50 free, 100 fly, 200 free, and the 200 fly.
Education is trying to defend his title within the 100 fly in Tokyo, will probably be swimming the 50 & 100 free and the 50 fly along with the aforementioned 100 fly. Education reunited with coach Sergio Lopez in 2020 and is coaching with him as a post-grad at Virginia Tech. Lopez coached Education all through highschool at The Bolles Faculty.
Queens College (D2) of Charlotte will probably be represented on the meet. Josa swam at Queens from 2013-2015 earlier than transferring to Cal. He’s trying to qualify for his first Olympics within the butterfly and will probably be swimming the 50 free as effectively. Matej Dusa, a Slovakia swimmer and freshman at Queens, is competing this week on the NCAA Division II meet in Birmingham, Alabama. Dusa is swimming the 50 free along with the butterfly.
The ladies’s aspect of the meet lacks the identify recognition of the lads however as a bit extra worldwide aptitude to hit.
Egyptian Olympian and Cal alumna Farida Osmanis trying to qualify for her second Olympic video games as she will probably be swimming the 50 fly, 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free.
Sherridon Dressel falls one occasion wanting her brother Caeleb as she is entered in eight occasions. She is seeded within the top-4 in seven occasions and is the highest seed within the 100 & 200 backstroke, and the 100 butterfly.
A pair of Hungarian swimmers will probably be swimming following the NCAA Girls’s Division I Swimming & Diving Championships. Reka Gyorgy, a senior at Virginia Tech is the highest seed within the 400 IM and will probably be swimming the 200 IM, 200 again, and 200 free as effectively. Flora Molnar, a senior at Alabama, is the highest seed in each the 50 and 100 freestyle. Molnar can also be entered within the 50 and 100 butterfly occasions.
Harvard College will probably be represented as Mikaela Dahlke and Marcella Ruppert-Gomez will probably be competing. Dahlke, a 2020 Harvard grad who missed NCAA’s final 12 months as a result of its cancelation, is seeded within the high three of the 100 fly, 100 free, and 200 free. Ruppert-Gomez, a junior for the Crimson, is the second seed within the 800 free and the highest seed within the 1500 free.
Zhada Fields, an alumna of UNC is seeded within the high 4 of the 50 free, 200 free, and 100 free
The meet may even characteristic blended relays as each the 400 medley and 400 free relays will probably be raced on this format.