2024 U.S. Olympic Trials: Official SwimSwam Preview Index

2024 U.S. Olympic Trials

The most pressure-packed meet on Earth is set to commence in less than a month’s time, as the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials will kick off on June 15 and run through the 23rd from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

As the meet approaches, we’ll be previewing all 28 events in which swimmers will be vying for Paris qualification, with the top two finishers in each event—provided they hit the Olympic ‘A’ cut and roster limits—qualifying for the Olympics and up to the top six in the 100 and 200 free earning a roster spot for relay purposes.

Below, find each preview linked with our picks for the top two in each race, plus the top six in the 100 and 200 free.

WOMEN’S EVENTS

EVENT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH
50 Free Kate Douglass Gretchen Walsh
100 Free Kate Douglass Torri Huske Abbey Weitzeil Gretchen Walsh Simone Manuel Maxine Parker
200 Free Katie Ledecky Bella Sims Erin Gemmell Claire Weinstein Anna Peplowski Paige Madden
400 Free Katie Ledecky Paige Madden
800 Free Katie Ledecky Jillian Cox
1500 Free Katie Ledecky Katie Grimes
100 Back Regan Smith Katharine Berkoff
200 Back Regan Smith Claire Curzan
100 Breast Lilly King Lydia Jacoby
200 Breast Kate Douglass Lilly King
100 Fly Torri Huske Gretchen Walsh
200 Fly Regan Smith Alex Shackell
200 IM Kate Douglass Alex Walsh
400 IM Katie Grimes Emma Weyant

MEN’S EVENTS

EVENT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH
50 Free Caeleb Dressel Jack Alexy
100 Free Jack Alexy Caeleb Dressel Chris Guiliano Ryan Held Matt King Jonny Kulow
200 Free Luke Hobson Kieran Smith Drew Kibler Aaron Shackell Jake Mitchell Jake Magahey
400 Free Kieran Smith Aaron Shackell
800 Free Bobby Finke Luke Whitlock
1500 Free Bobby Finke Charlie Clark
100 Back Ryan Murphy Hunter Armstrong
200 Back Ryan Murphy Jack Aikins
100 Breast Nic Fink Michael Andrew
200 Breast Matt Fallon Jake Foster
100 Fly Caeleb Dressel Thomas Heilman
200 Fly Thomas Heilman Carson Foster
200 IM Carson Foster Shaine Casas
400 IM Carson Foster Chase Kalisz

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Adam H.
5 days ago

SwimSwam’s projected Men’s roster has exactly 26 swimmers…. we’re going to be watching out for that roster cap all meet long

Holden Caulfield's 400 IM
5 days ago

If the Trials go exactly as predicted here, there would be 13 swimmers on the roster in Relay-Only positions… and the cap is 12, right? Possible we see another Ryan Held Tokyo situation?

KeithM
Reply to  Holden Caulfield's 400 IM
4 days ago

If KD drops the 50 free (likely imo) & either Simone or Abbey grabs a 50 spot, all other things being equal with these predictions, then that would bring the overall team total down to 12.

Irrelevant swim productions
5 days ago

Michael Andrew second is crazy

Psyched for trials
10 days ago

Trials start in less than a week..where are the rest of these previews?!

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Psyched for trials
6 days ago

It’s less than 1 Day, 13 Hours, 45 Minutes.

Last edited 6 days ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Isaac
13 days ago

Bro, if Jonny Kulow qualifies top 4 and anchors the finals squad I would not be surprised at all for the next Jason Lezak

tea rex
14 days ago

IIRC, in 2000 a high schooler named Natalie Coughlin made news by qualifying for Olympic Trials in every event. Has anyone tried to do that since? Anyone know what the closest someone has come?

Josh
Reply to  tea rex
11 days ago

Bella Sims got 11 for this year. There is probably someone with more but with the 1500 getting added in 2020/1 it’s harder to get all.

Helen Ann Carlile
14 days ago

when will heat sheets/ psych sheets be available? line up please USA swimming?

Garbage Yardage
Reply to  Helen Ann Carlile
14 days ago

The entry window closed June 4th but there is also a late entry deadline of June 10th. Not sure if they’ll post something this week and then update it or if they’ll wait until after the 10th.

TomDeanBoxall
28 days ago

Not sure if anyone else has commented this already but Douglass has said she will only swim 3 events – 100 free, 2IM, 2 Breast at trials.

SWIMMING & DIVING: Kate Douglass Media Availability (5.22.24) (youtube.com)

TomDeanBoxall
Reply to  TomDeanBoxall
28 days ago

She said the 50 free is a maybe.

tea rex
Reply to  TomDeanBoxall
14 days ago

Douglass is the Radiohead of swimming. “All the fans want to see me play Creep? Nah, I’m going to combine a bunch of things that shouldn’t don’t sense together but it’s going to be brilliant anyway.”

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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