2017 Photos of the Year: Winter National Championships

2017 Photos of the Year: Winter National Championships

By Jim Rusnak//Splash Editor-in-Chief  | Friday, December 29, 2017

The Winter 2017-18 issue of Splash should be in your mailboxes any day now. This issue features our 2017 Year in Review.

Read all about the most influential and impactful events from the past year. Some are happy; some are sad. All reaffirm USA Swimming as the top swimming program in the world.

As a companion to our print edition, we will be running a series on the top photos of the year from some of our biggest competitions. Today we take a look at the top photos from the USA Swimming Winter National Championships, Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photos by Jamie Sabau and Kirk Irwin//Getty Images)



Brayden Seal of The Ohio State University swims in heat five of the men's 500-yard freestyle preliminary during on day 2. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)



Melanie Margalis takes off from the block at the start of the women's 200-yard IM on day 2.  Margalis took gold in this event in 1:52.63, a meet record. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)



Erica Sullivan of Sandpipers of Nevada prepares for her race in the women's 500 freestyle. She finished third. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)



Nathan Adrian takes off from the block at the start of the men's 50 free. Adrian won with a meet record time of 18.77. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)



Swimmers push off the blocks at the beginning of the women's 200 medley relay. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)



Cody Miller swims in the men’s 200 breaststroke. Miller set a meet record in 1:49.31. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)



Ali Galyer takes off from the starting block in the women’s 200 backstroke. Galyer won with a time of 1:51.15. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)


winternats884025328Swimmers make their exchanges in the men’s 200 free relay. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)


grothe884024514Zane Grothe prepares to swim the final of the men's 200-yard freestyle. He finished second in 1:33.28. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)



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