2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 4 Prelims Live Stream (NBC Olympics)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 4 Prelims Heat Sheets
Day four prelims of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II will see Caeleb Dressel ‘s second swim of the meet: the men’s 100 free. So far he posted a lifetime best 200 free during prelims on Monday, but he scratched the semifinals.
He’s the top seed with a time of 46.96, .43 ahead of 2nd seed Ryan Held. Maxime Rooney rounds out the top three seeds. Three-time Olympian Nathan Adrian is ranked 7th and this will be his first race of the meet.
In the women’s 200 fly, Hali Flickinger, Regan Smith, Katie Drabot lead the field. Flickinger has been on fire so far, as she snagged 2nd in the 400 IM final on Sunday. Smith has been on a roll too, after taking victory in the women’s 100 back final last night.
The men’s 200 breast will feature top seed Will Licon. Olympic veteran Cody Miller is ranked 6th and will compete in heat five alongside 3rd seed Nic Fink. Miller finished 11th in the 100 breast semifinals, missing the final. Andrew Wilson and Fink took 2nd and 3rd to Michael Andrew in that final. Licon took 6th place, but the 200 is more of his strong suit.
It’s distance day for the men this morning. Bobby Finke, Jordan Wilimovsky, Zane Grothe top the psych sheets in the men’s 800 free. But time trial superstar Jake Mitchell, fresh off his 3:45.86 400 free last night. He destroyed his 400 free finals time (3:48.17). He took out the first 200 meters half a second off the individual 200 free time he posted in the semifinal. If he rides that momentum we might see another big lifetime best here.