Thirty-one current, former and future Georgia swimmers will be in action this week at the Phillips 66 Nationals at The Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The meet will serve as the trials for the World Championships, which will be held July 23-30 in Budapest, Hungary. The United States’ World Championships roster will consist of 26 men and 26 women. Swimmers at the Phillips 66 Nationals also can qualify for the World University Games, slated for Aug. 20-26 in Chinese Taipei, Taiwan. The U.S. will send 20 men and 20 women to the World University Games.
The Phillips 66 Nationals will take place Tuesday through Saturday, with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. All prelims and finals will be streamed on USASwimming.org. Finals also can be seen Tuesday and Wednesday on NBCSN at 7 p.m. (same day delay); Thursday, Friday and Saturday live on Universal HD at 6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC (taped).
Nineteen swimmers on the current Georgia roster will be competing in Indianapolis: Chelsea Britt, Veronica Burchill, Caitlin Casazza, Katherine Parker, Stephanie Peters, Meaghan Raab, Kylie Stewart and Jordan Stout for the Lady Bulldogs and Blake Atmore, Gunnar Bentz, Powell Brooks, Aidan Burns, Clayton Forde, Walker Higgins, Jay Litherland, Kevin Litherland, Mick Litherland, Colin Monaghan and Basil Orr for the Bulldogs.
Five incoming freshmen are scheduled to swim: Sammie Burchill, Courtney Harnish, Danielle Della Torre, Aaron Apel and Camden Murphy.
And another seven former swimmers will be in action: Hali Flickinger, Melanie Margalis, Olivia Smoliga, Pace Clark, Taylor Dale, Nicolas Fink and Chase Kalisz.
Flickinger, Margalis, Smoliga, Bentz, Jay Litherland and Kalisz were 2016 Olympians.
Georgia will be represented by former swimmer Andrew Gemmell (open water) and former diver Ginger Fields Huber (high diving) in Budapest as they qualified earlier. Georgia diving coach Dan Laak will serve as Team Leader for the Americans.