By Reach for the Wall Staff
USA Swimming is hosting the first major competition of the Fall with the Toyota US Open. Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meet will be swum across the country in 9 different locations:
PVS athletes will compete at the Richmond VA site, with the 800 Freestyle kicking off at 5pm. The following NCAP swimmers are slated to compete: Paige McKenna, Sophia Duncan,Maren Conze, and Erin Gemmell. Also in the field is PVS alum and current UVA swimmer Madelyn Donohoe. While each met will be held separately, results from each site will be combined by USA Swimming and published in a comprehensive results report. All sites will be Long Course Meters (LCM). USA Swimming has committed to live streaming and television coverage of the meet(s), but hasn’t divulged which sites/events wil lbe included. Here’s the schedule as posted on USA Swimming:
Further, USA Swimming states that each site will be streamed live on their website. We haven’t seen exactly where the livestreams will be displayed, but will update as soon as we find them. Also in the USA Swimming press release, they provided a preview of the National Team members that will swim and their location. Here’s what they said about Richmond:
Virginia Cavaliers Alex Walsh and Paige Madden, and 17-year-old Torri Huske could be the top performers at the Richmond meet, with each swimmer entering the competition with multiple top seeded times. Walsh will be a threat in the women’s backstroke and IM events, while Madden will aim to sweep the distance freestyle events and Huske should make a run at the sprint fly and free races. On the men’s side, Olympian Jack Conger is seeded first in the 100m fly (51.21) and 100m free (48.47).
The heat sheets for each session were posted earlier today…we’ve provided them below so you don’t have to hunt them down:
Good luck to all the PVS athletes competing the next few days, we’ll be watching!!