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
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Wave II Psych Sheet
- Live Stream Links
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 1 Prelims Recap
Entering the first finals session, there was only one scratch to report, Gunnar Bentz‘s No. 6 seed in the men’s 400 IM. Bentz swam 4:16.61 to qualify into the top 8 final, which was three seconds under his entry time of 4:19.98. Leading the men’s 400 IM race include 19-year-old Carson Foster (4:10.50) and Rio Olympians Chase Kalisz (4:10.61) and Jay Litherland (4:13.28).
During the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Bentz swam a pair of 4:13s, which placed 4th in both prelims and finals. Bentz also placed 4th in the 200 fly (1:56.46) and 200 IM (1:59.36) finals that year. Bentz qualified for the Olympic team in the 200 free, where his 5th place time of 1:47.33 got him a spot on the prelims 800 free relay in Rio.
Bentz has two more events left on his schedule: the 200 fly and 200 IM. He is the No. 8 seed in the 200 fly at 1:56.20 while he currently sits in No. 17 at 2:00.28.
Full Day 1 Finals Scratch Report
- Men’s 400 IM: No. 6 Gunnar Bentz
- Women’s 100 Fly: —
- Men’s 400 Free: —
- Women’s 400 IM: —
- Men’s 100 Breast: —