The swimming world has its eyes on Charlotte this weekend as the American record for the 50 backstroke might get broken by Olivia Smoliga. If you have never been to a swim meet, this could be a good experience for you and the family to try something new.
The psych sheets are out for the 2013 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix, the 5th of 6 stops in the 2013 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series.
My initial reaction is that this is the highsest-enrolled stop of this yearís Grand Prix series, that has a number of entry-control measures in place. Some races still are in the 40-50 swimmer sweet spot, but others have ballooned, especially the freestyle races. For example, the menís 200 free has 132 entries, and the womenís race has 99.