2016 U.S. Open Set to Begin Tomorrow in Minneapolis

2016 U.S. Open Swimming Championships

The 2016 U.S. Open kicks off tomorrow, with several big names headlining the action (read about four story lines here). SwimSwam will be bringing you live updates during the five days of competition. Below are the events to be contested each day.

Order of Events:

Day 1 Finals – Tuesday, August 2

  • Women’s 200 Meter Butterfly
  • Men’s 200 Meter Butterfly
  • Women’s 100 Meter Freestyle
  • Men’s 100 Meter Freestyle
  • Women’s 800 Meter Freestyle (fastest heat)
  • Men’s 1500 Meter Freestyle (fastest heat)
  • Women’s 400 Meter Freestyle Relay

Day 2 Finals – Wednesday, August 3

  • Women’s 400 Meter Freestyle
  • Men’s 400 Meter Freestyle
  • Women’s 200 Meter Breaststroke
  • Men’s 200 Meter Breaststroke
  • Women’s 200 Meter Backstroke
  • Men’s 200 Meter Backstroke
  • Men’s 400 Meter Free Relay

Day 3 Finals – Thursday, August 4

  • Women’s 400 Meter IM
  • Men’s 400 Meter IM
  • Women’s 100 Meter Butterfly
  • Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly
  • Women’s 800 Meter Free Relay
  • Men’s 800 Meter Free Relay

Day 4 Finals – Friday, August 5

  • Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle
  • Men’s 200 Meter Freestyle
  • Women’s 100 Meter Breaststroke
  • Men’s 100 Meter Breaststroke
  • Women’s 100 Meter Backstroke
  • Men’s 100 Meter Backstroke
  • Women’s 400 Meter Medley Relay
  • Men’s 400 Meter Medley Relay

Day 5 Finals – Saturday, August 6

  • Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle (fastest heat)
  • Women’s 200 Meter IM
  • Men’s 200 Meter IM
  • Men’s 800 Meter Freestyle (fastest heat)
  • Women’s 50 Meter Freestyle
  • Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle



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6 years ago

Michael Andrew is not a great swimmer because at the age of 17 he has not broken WR or won Olympics/World Championships medal. He has not even qualified for Olympics/World Championships.

Reply to  NotSoFastSwimmer
6 years ago

Worst arguments I’ve heard in a while.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Lol
6 years ago

He’s a great swimmer. You don’t finish 4th at US trials under the minute at 17, especially on the men’s side, if you are not much talented.
But he’s not a star. At least not yet. And all the hype for several years was a little bit irritating about someone who still had everything to prove at the best level. MP was world record holder, world champion and olympic finalist at that age. Peirsol had qualified for Sydney 2000. Thorpe, Gyurta, Hagino….
MA continues to improve slowly but surely. 2016 has just come a little bit too early. There’s a very good chance that 2017 will be the year of his first US team in the senior ranks… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

A factor that may play into why MA hasn’t done all the things Thorpe, Peirsol, Phelps, etc. had done at his age is the increase of post grad pro swimmers. It’s become more common for swimmers to continue swimming for multiple Olympic cycles after they graduate from college swimming. If you were an NCAA champion, it used to be good enough to medal, or at least qualify, at the Olympics. Now we see a mix of the best college stars with the older, experienced swimmers.

Reply to  PVSFree
6 years ago

I agree with you about the increase of post grad pro swimmers. However, by comparing the times Thorpe, Peirsol, Phelps, etc. went at his age, he is still not close to those guys. But I don’t want to take away that he is very talented, just at his own level.

Reply to  Lol
6 years ago


ice age swimmer
Reply to  NotSoFastSwimmer
6 years ago

Go back to your cave troll (or if you are just being sarcastic, ha ha). Michael Andrew is an awesome young swimmer.

Sergey v
Reply to  ice age swimmer
6 years ago

It sounds more sarcastic than anything

Reply to  NotSoFastSwimmer
6 years ago

Michael Phelps is a great swimmer. I see similarities between Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, but in a reverse order. Jack Nicklaus was seen as the best golfer to ever play the game until a child prodigy like Tiger Woods came along, but while people appreciated Tiger’s ability, he was not liked amongst his peers or competitors. Jack Nicklaus always appreciated being challenged by other golfers, but he never showed his temper on the course, and was gracious in defeat, even as the galleries cheered for Arnold and hissed at him.

As MP came up the ranks, I believe Bowman believed Phelps could be great in the sport, but being great doesn’t necessarily mean you or like or revered. Ever… Read more »

6 years ago

Psych sheet says Michael Andrew is with Race Pace Club. I thought it was Indie swim? Shouldn’t he have to be unatt if switching clubs? Or is it same club with new/different name?

Reply to  mixer
6 years ago

Probably just a new name.

Reply to  mixer
6 years ago

mixer – same club, new name.

6 years ago

MA predictions. If he swims all these then the times will be slow.

200BR 2:17
200BK 2:07
100Fly 53.1
100BR 1:00.1
100BK 55.1
200IM 2:01
50FR 22.4

Reply to  Cheatinvlad
6 years ago

As much as that sucks probably more accurate than it should be so few swimmers it’s smaller than the Montana HS state meet…

Reply to  BackstrokerLCM
6 years ago

I’m not sure he’ll bring it with such a small venue

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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