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Mesa GP sold out, Nathan Adrian seeded 1 and 2

The psych sheets are available for the Mesa Grand Priz meet in Tucson. You can find them here.

The 100-meter freestyle reads like a who’s who of swimming’s best.

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of Bremerton, who is ranked No. 3 in the world, is seeded first in the 100-meter freestyle in 47.52 seconds. Jimmy Feigen is second in 47.82 and France’s Yannick Agnel is third (47.84). Anthony Ervin (47.89), Ryan Lochte (48.58), Conor Dwyer (48.94), South Africa’s Roland Schoeman (49.00) and Michael Phelps (49.05) round out the top eight.

That’s A LOT of international medals right there.

Ervins is ranked first in the 50 free in 21.42, followed by Nathan in 21.47, Schoeman (21.67), Josh Schneider (21.78), Feigen (21.88), Matt Grevers (22.09), Karl Krug (22.15), Alex Coville (22.19) and Shayne Fleming (22.35).  Nathan is ranked No. 6 in the world in the event.

The 100 free is Thursday and the 50 free is Friday.

Swim fans are dying to get to this event and it’s quickly become a star-studded affair. Within 48 hours of the announcement that Phelps would be swimming, the event was sold out.

Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian share a laugh at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, July 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian share a laugh at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, July 31, 2011.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

FUN PICTURE OF THE DAY: I really like this picture. It was shot from the World Championships in China in 2011. Would still like to find out what they’re laughing about. Wouldn’t you?

Nathan Adrian, and some guy named Phelps, headline Mesa Grand Prix

Bremerton gold medalist Nathan Adrian along with long-distance queen Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte are set to headline the next Arena Grand Prix meet in Mesa, Ariz.

There’s also this guy named Michael Phelps that will be swimming. Heard he’s pretty good.

The meet is April 24-26 at the Skyline Aquatic Center. Prelims are at 7 a.m. Pacific time and finals are at 3 p.m.

Also competing will be 2012 Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers, multiple Olympic champion Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Jimmy Feigen, Tyler Clary and more.

As for Phelps, his return to the pool is a welcome sight. His 22 Olympic medals are, of course, the most in history.

It’s no surprise that the meet will be televised. Universal Sports Network will show live coverage on April 25 and 26. A live webcast will be available through USA Swimming for the entire meet.

Adrian, bevy of gold medalists, to compete at Austin GP

Bremerton Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian will join several of his Olympic teammates at the Arena Austin Grand Prix meet at the University of Texas Friday-Sunday.

Adrian will be joined by gold medal backstroker Matt Grevers, Tyler Clary, Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Katie Ledecky and Allison Schmitt as well as Jimmy Feigen and Michael Klueh.

Universal Sports Network will broadcast live Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. (Pacific). A live webcast of the entire meet can be found at usaswimming.org.

Prelims are at 7 a.m. (Pacific) with finals at 4 p.m. Prize money is allocated for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($100) for all individual events. Also, for the first time, the highest-scoring male and female U.S. winner will receive a year lease on a BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Series. Currently, Conor Dwyer and Megan Romano lead the GP Series after the first six meets.

Nathan Adrian sweeps sprint freestyles on birthday

The now 25-year-old Nathan Adrian won the 100-yard freestyle at the 2013 Winter National Championships at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Saturday.

Adrian, Bremerton’s defending Olympic gold medalist in the event, celebrated his birthday with a win in 41.39 seconds. He holds the American record of 41.08 set in 2009. Adam Brown of the New York Athletic Club was second in 41.89 and fellow Olympic gold medalist (100 backstroke) Matt Grevers was third in 41.99.

Adrian was serenaded with the birthday song by the Knoxville crowd following his race. He won the 50 free on Thursday.

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian wins another national title

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian got off to a shaky start but turned on the speed in the second 25-yards and won the 50-yard freestyle at the 2013 winter nationals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Thursday.

The Bremerton native touched the wall in 18.89 seconds, off his American record of 18.66. Josh Schneider of the New York Athletic Club was second in 19.07 and Adam Brown, also of the NYAC, was third in 19.13. Adrian’s Olympics teammate Matt Grevers, and 100 backstroke gold medalist, was fourth in 19.24. Cullen Jones won the consolation finals in 19.37.

Adrian won the long-course meter 50 and 100 freestyles at the 2011 winter nationals. He now has a combined six national championships.

“I know I didn’t hit my start quite that great, but I made up for it with a decent turn and decent finish,” Adrian said in a post-race online interview with NBC.

Adrian will be back in the pool on Saturday, his 25th birthday.

Asked what turning 25 means to him, Adrian said, “I can now rent a car.”