US Olympic Trials

Omaha, Nebraska | June 25 - July 2, 2012 | Sponsored by: Engine

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Previews & Recaps

Connor Jaeger Post One of Meets Most Memorable Moments in 1500 Prelims

Day 7’s morning session will feature both one of the quickest, most nail-biting races on the schedule in the women’s…


Day 6 Finals: Michael vs. Ryan in 200 IM (Recap)

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps squared-off in a tie-breaker matchup in the men’s 200 IM on night 6 (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Day 6 Prelims Recap: Anthony Ervin Breaks 22-Seconds in 50 Free

Anthony Ervin, pictured from the Indy GP, is finally clicking. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Who Is Scott Weltz? Weltz Stuns Omaha on Day 5 (Recap)

Be sure to update this page throughout the night, as we will get recaps up as quickly as we can…


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Phelps Makes it Two-Straight on Day 4; Clary Finally In

It’s unlikely that Day 4 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials will be able to live up to the awesomeness…


Allison Schmitt Crushes American Record in Women’s 200 Free

Allison Schmitt took out the women’s 200 free just as hard as she did the 400 free. This time, however,…


Sleepy 100 Free Prelims Leaves Sprinting Concern

We’re at the halfway point of the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, and it’s another quick prelims session…


Dana Vollmer Wins Women’s 100 Fly Final; Coughlin 7th

Last summer, when Tim Binning took this picture, these two were just great young swimmers. Fast forward a year, and it’s game-on (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Day 1 Finals Video Preview presented by Engine

Garrett, Mel and Braden recap the morning session at Farrell’s in Omaha


Olympic Trials Day 1 – Live Updates and Recaps from Deck in Omaha

Day 1 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials is underway in Omaha, Nebraska, and the first heat-winner of the…


Picks: Lochte, Phelps, Clary Battle Set for Day 1 in Omaha

All eyes will be focused on these three on the first day of trials in Omaha. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


The Great SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest

Which one of these three superstars do you think will win the 400 IM (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Picks: Soni a Lock to Win 200 Breast at Trials

We complete our breaststroke previews now with the 200. The Americans sit in much better shape overall than they do…


2012 Omaha Swimvitational – Tucson Ford Headlines

Olympic legend Amanda Beard among stars of Omaha Swimvitational


The Calamity of the Women’s 200 IM at Trials; Phelps-Lochte III

“200 IM Olympic Trials Preview: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will thrill and chill the Omaha crowd.” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Picks: The King and Queen of the 100 Fly Will Reign at Trials

Michael Phelps is the man in the 100 fly for the Americans, and the true anchor of he medley relay. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Picks: Hansen’s Return a Savior for American 100 Breaststroke

But which young swimmers have the ability to challenge him? (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Sutton, Schmitt Favorites in 400 Free at Trials

The women’s 400 free will be one of the most competitive meets at the Trials (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


More Analysis

USA Swimming Reveals 957 Athletes Have Qualified For 2016 US Olympic Trials

USA Swimming’s most recent count shows that 957 athletes have officially qualified to swim at the 2016 US Olympic Team…


Forecasting the road to next year’s Rio Olympic Games

Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially “next year,” let’s take a look back at the previous Olympic cycle to see just how much is likely to change between now and Rio.


Omaha Wins Bid to Host the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials

Omaha, Nebraska will welcome the US Olympic Swimming Trials for the 3rd time in 2016. (Photo: Mike Lewis/


USA Swimming’s Unger Explains Why Omaha Won The Olympic Trials Bid

Mike Unger was a part of USA Swimming’s livestream presentation today to announce which of the top three cities would…


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2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials, Omaha Venue Photo Vault

A glance back at the 2012 US Olympic Trials Omaha Venue (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


USA Swimming to Announce Site of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

“USA Swimming, in collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee, will announce the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming via an exclusive, live webcast Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. MDT.”


Greensboro Latest Eliminated From Race for 2016 Olympic Trials, Leaving Three Candidates

Greensboro was the smallest of all of the finalists in the bidding for the 2016 US Olympic Trials hosting duties. (Photo Courtesy: Greensboro Coliseum Complex)


Decision on Olympic Trials Host Just 6 Weeks Away

USA Swimming’s Mike Unger shares the process that the 5 remaining Olympic Trials bids will go through.


Better Know an Olympic Trials Bid: St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome Offers Size, Accessibility

St. Louis’ cavernous Edward Jones Dome will be scaled down if selected as host of the 2016 Olympic Trials.


Update: Jacksonville Olympic Bid for Only 10,000 Seat Arena

In an update to our “Better Know an Olympic Trials Bid” piece, the City of Jacksonville has released more information…


Better Know an Olympic Trials Bid City: Jacksonville, 2016

Jacksonville, Florida, the “Bold New City of the South”. (Photo Courtesy: Jon Zander)


Better Know a Bid: San Antonio, 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

San Antonio’s iconic Alamodome is one of 6 bidders for the Trials and would include 2 warmup pools. (Photo Courtesy: Nick Juhasz)


USA Swimming Names 6 Finalists for 2016 Olympic Trials Hosting

St. Louis, Missouri was one of the surprise finalists for the 2016 Olympic Trials. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Coach’s Perspective on The 2012 US Olympic Team

David Marsh talks about a team, he says, is the best he’s ever been a part of. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,


100% Clean Samples from US Olympic Trials

All of the action from Trials remained in the pool, not doping control (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/


Stories of US National Team Members and interview with Julie Cooper

Hello All, The Olympic Trials are complete, and the 2012 Olympic Team is now getting ready to perform in London!…


Olympic Trials, Another Photo Point of View

Mike Lewis, unlike the featured photo, was not in the photogragher horde fighting for deck space to capture the right…


The Anthony Ervin Olympic Photo Vault

At SwimSwam we got a lot of requests to create a photo-spread on swimming star & comeback kid, Anthony Ervin….


After a big meet

Dear Katrina, I just finished my biggest meet of the season, the Olympic Trials. I didn’t do what I wanted….