2021 US Olympic Trials Video Roundup Night 8


The 2021 US Olympic Trials have come to a close, with Simone Manuel making the team by winning the women’s 50 free (after missing out in the 100 free) and 3-time Olympian Nathan Adrian missing the team overall. It was a week of ups and downs filled with tears, both happy and sad. The Olympic Trials is the most stressful meet you can go to as a swimmer, coach, or swim fan and it battle prepares the USA swimmers to be ready for anything at the Olympic Games. If you ever get the chance to attend, I would highly recommend it, as it is a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in our sport.

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Daniel Akre
1 month ago

Agree 100%
With only two of the top finishers making the team, that leaves 70,80,100+ others who qualified for the Trials off the team. More losers than winners and the impact can be devastating to most after committing 6-8 hours a day, six (6) days a week for years only to compete and go home to ponder what’s next and whether all that hard work and commitment was worth it.

1 month ago

Aint no stress unless you allow it to take hold.

8 days ago

Honestly, as sad as it is to see the older guys losing, out of all the older swimmers that didn’t make it (Lochte, Murphy, Adrian), I feel like Michael Phelps could still do a very good job in the Olympic trials. He’s older, so his recovery would be more concentrated and drastic than the younger swimmers. He posted a video where he swam (I can’t find it now) a sub-1:49 100 meter swim. Didn’t even look like he’d been training much before that. Just wanted to test himself. The fact that he’s now in his upper 30s and still doing those times, while he might not have been able to beat Dressel if he did take a part in the… Read more »

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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