2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: No Kate Douglass in 100 Breaststroke (Day 2 Prelims Scratches)

2024 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

Despite putting up the #3 time this season amongst American women, Kate Douglass has scratched out of the 100 breaststroke. She was seeded 5th on the psych sheets. While swim fans were intrigued to see what she could thrown down, given her prowess in the 200 breaststroke and sprint abilities, our questions will not be answered this meet.

11th-seed Miranda Tucker is also out of the women’s 100 breaststroke.

We’re starting to see some swimmers choose not to swim doubles, such as Baylor Nelson. He scratched his #5 entry in the men’s 400 IM, but is still entered in the 200 free, where he is seeded 8th.

Brandon Miller (28th) and Tommy Hagar (35th) are also out of the 400 IM to focus on a second event, in this case the 100 back.

Ivan Puskovitch scratched the 400 IM (39th) after scratching the 400 free on day 1. He only has the 800 and 1500 free remaining on his schedule.

See below for a full list of scratches:

Men’s 200 Freestyle

Men’s 400 IM

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Men’s 100 Backstroke

Women’s 200 Freestyle

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RealCrocker5040
1 month ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KATE DOUGLASS

Swammer
1 month ago

Carson is gonna no show the 200 Free. But i wonder why he don’t scratch it, the same with 400 yesterday. If you know you’re not gonna Swim, Why don’t scratch it?

CraigH
Reply to  Swammer
1 month ago

He’s playing head games with himself.

Swammer
Reply to  CraigH
1 month ago

Funny. Maybe with the others. So his competitors is walking around and wonders if Carson shows up or not

Last edited 1 month ago by Swammer
Jeah
Reply to  Swammer
1 month ago

They don’t care

SwammaJammaDingDong
Reply to  Swammer
1 month ago

I could actually see Carson do the double in the morning, then file his “intentions” with the meet ref for the 200 free semi-final swim. Maintain his slot in the semi-final if needed, but if he makes the team in the 400 IM, he could scratch the 200 free semi. The 200 free gives him 6 slots on the team, and he is arguably the best 200 freestyler in the field. There is more room for error in the 200 free, and literally anything can happen in a 400 IM.

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Swammer
1 month ago

I think coaches who don’t scratch swimmers from prelims at this level of meet should be penalized somehow. There shouldn’t be empty lanes at a competition like this, ever.

Flake
1 month ago

This is gonna be one heavy session for Foster

HeGetsItDoneAgain
Reply to  Flake
1 month ago

Ideally should throw down a 200 free split for the relay and scratch the SF

Editor
Reply to  HeGetsItDoneAgain
1 month ago

I don’t think he even needs to do that. He’s been consistent enough on relays the last few years that as long as he’s in form in his other events, he’ll get put on the relay final.

HeGetsItDoneAgain
Reply to  Robert Gibbs
1 month ago

Yes that’s true. His 1:43.9 at Doha merits an auto place on the relay if he’s on form elsewhere

Swimz
Reply to  HeGetsItDoneAgain
1 month ago

Not only that he did splits 1 44 low ranges both in 2022 and 2023..so he is a definition of ” a reliable relay swimmer “

PFA
Reply to  Swimz
1 month ago

Not only that so far since 2022 he’s been reliably dropping .5 every time on the relay at big meets. First in 2022 he was 1:45.0 then last year was 1:44.4 then this year in Doha the 1:43.9 if the trend continues he’ll be 1:43 low in Paris

J-Money
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

In 6 years he’ll be 1:41 low

Adrian
Reply to  HeGetsItDoneAgain
1 month ago

There is a chance he just DNS the 200 free. It was the same for his 400 free entry, he did not scratch but just left an empty lane for the heat.