Purdue Invite Psych Sheet | Olympians, Olympians, & More Olympians

The 2017 Purdue Invite kicks off Thursday and features a slew of Olympians clashing in the pool, including a trio of United States Olympians in Caeleb Dressel (Florida), Lilly King (Indiana), and Blake Pieroni (Indiana).

2017 Purdue Invitational

November 16-18

West Lafayette, IN

Short Course Yards (SCY)

Finals Begin 6 PM EST

MEET CENTRAL

WATCH LIVE (FINALS ONLY)


A total of nine Olympic swimmers will be racing this weekend in West Lafayette, IN. Some of them you may know well, the rest you will soon enough...

The list includes:

  • Khader Baqlah (Florida) — Jordan
  • Caeleb Dressel (Florida) — USA
  • Kennedy Goss (Indiana) — Canada
  • Ali Khalafalla (Indiana) — Egypt
  • Lilly King (Indiana) — USA
  • Jinq En Phee (Purdue) — Malaysia
  • Blake Pieroni (Indiana) — USA
  • Naomi Ruele (FIU) — Botswana
  • Jan Switkowski (Florida) — Poland

Fun Fact

The above list accounted for a whopping 14 medals at this past summer's FINA World Championships — 13 of them gold.

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