Day 3’s preliminary session at the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix featured a 14-year old breakout backstroker having another good swim.
Tom Shields has already earned $9,000 at this year’s FINA World Cup, but the confidence he’s earned could be worth so much more.
35-time World Champion, and 5-time Olympic Champion, Ryan Lochte headlines 111 swimmers on the 2013-2014 USA Swimming National Team. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Can Nathan Adrian go from not qualifying in 2012 to gold in 2013? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Despite media reports, Missy Franklin will be entered in the 50 backstroke for the World Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
(Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Bootsma breaks Hayley McGregory’s US Open and American record in the 50 breaststroke at the 2013 World Championship Trials. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
In a shocking women’s 100 free prelim, Shannon Vreeland snuck in for the top seed with a lifetime best. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Frank Busch is THE coach of the United States. See who else Tim Binning caught at the Nat on the eve of the 2013 U.S. World Championship Trials. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
There is little consensus about the favorites in the women’s 100 free except that it should be a crazy, unpredictable race. (Photo: Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Courtesy Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Nathan Adrian, the defending Olympic Champion, is a big favorite in the 100 free with many retirements from the male sprint group. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Anthony Ervin (pink cap) finished 3rd at the 2013 Santa Clara Grand Prix in the 50 free. (Photo: Bill Collins)
Dana Vollmer may only be training singles, but that should still be good enough to win at this year’s World Championship Trials in the 100 fly. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
First-of-the-year swims by Ryan Lochte and Kevin Cordes highlight the psych sheets for the Santa Clara Grand Prix. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Natalie Coughlin has a new focus and new training partners, and could be a new force in the 50 free. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)