Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

A psych sheet is a published list of the athletes scheduled, entered or qualified to participate in a swimming event.

In the open water swimming world, the psych sheet generally lists the athletes’ names, ages, team, hometown and/or country by event (e.g., 5 km, 10 km, 25 km, 5 km team pursuit).

Whereas in the pool swimming world, the psych sheet also includes the swimmer’s entered or best time in a particular event (e.g., 50m, 100m, 200m freestyle).

Photo shows coach Gerry Rodrigues at a Tower 26 workout in Santa Monica, California.

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