Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix Might See American Record Broken

Posted: May. 8th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

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 year’s 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 men’s 200 free has 132 entries, and the women’s race has 99.


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