10 Navy Swimmers, 2 Sandpipers Hit New U.S. Olympic Trials Cuts Last Week

With the 18&U Spring Cup meets taking most of the spotlight for U.S. meets last week, smaller meets might have flown under the radar for some of our readers. Along with the 87 new U.S. Olympic Trials cuts achieved at the Spring Cup meets, 14 additional new Trials cuts were picked up at other meets, bringing the total number of new cuts to 100 for last week.

Navy hosted a last chance Olympic Trials qualifier last weekend, which was responsible for 10 Navy swimmers picking up new Trials cuts. 3 Swimmers picked up Wave II cuts. Rising senior Sydney Harrington, who has been an NCAA qualifier, roared to a new best time of 58.94 in the women’s 100 fly, coming in well under the Wave II standard. Notably, it took a 59.87 to make semifinals in the women’s 100 fly at the 2016 Olympic Trials, and 58.81 to make the final. Harrington’s time makes her the 23rd-fastest American in the event during the qualifying period for this year’s Trials.

Ethan Tack, another rising senior, also posted a Wave II cut, swimming a 2:02.79. Chris Bondarowicz, who was a senior this past season, swam a 2:14.37 in the men’s 200 breast, achieving a Wave II cut. Bondarowicz also swam hit a new Wave I cut in the 100 breast, where he finished in 1:02.64. Including the 7 men’s swimmers who hit Trials cuts this past weekend, Navy now has 18 men’s swimmers qualified for Trials.

Sandpipers of Nevada 15-year-old Bella Sims picked up a pair of Wave I cuts. Swimming at the 2021 CA Cinco de Mayo Invitational, Sims swam a 1:02.52 in the women’s 100 back. In the 200 back, Sims posted a massive 5-second drop to touch in 2:13.42, also grabbing a Wave I cut in that event.

Men’s Olympic Trials Cuts:

Name Event Age Time Time Standard Meet Date Club LSC
Williams, Eli 50 FR LCM 21 23.04 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/2/2021 Unattached MD
Aulizia, Callen 50 FR LCM 21 23.11 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/2/2021 Unattached MD
Waters, Ryan 200 FR LCM 21 1:50.53 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD
McGovern, Garrett 800 FR LCM 18 8:10.90 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD
Bondarowicz, Chris 100 BR LCM 21 1:02.64 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/2/2021 Unattached MD
Bondarowicz, Chris 200 BR LCM 21 2:14.37 2020 Olympic Trials Wave II 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD
Murphy, Matt 200 BR LCM 19 2:15.34 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD
Tack, Ethan 200 IM LCM 20 2:02.79 2020 Olympic Trials Wave II 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/2/2021 Unattached MD
Schultz, Jackson 200 IM LCM 20 2:03.32 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD

Women’s Olympic Trials Cuts:

Name Event Age Time Time Standard Meet Date Club LSC
Thomas, Martina 200 FR LCM 21 2:01.24 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD
Sims, Bella 100 BK LCM 15 1:02.52 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 CA Cinco de Mayo Invitational 5/1/2021 Sandpipers Of Nevada CA
Sims, Bella 200 BK LCM 15 2:13.42 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 CA Cinco de Mayo Invitational 5/2/2021 Sandpipers Of Nevada CA
Harrington, Sydney 100 FL LCM 20 58.94 2020 Olympic Trials Wave II 2021 MD Navy Olympic Trial Last Chance 5/1/2021 Unattached MD
Grimes, Katie 200 IM LCM 15 2:16.27 2020 Olympic Trials Wave I 2021 CA Cinco de Mayo Invitational 5/2/2021 Sandpipers Of Nevada CA

 

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ChefJake
1 month ago

That headline should say 3 Sandpiper swimmers…

Brice Barrieault swam a 15:54.29 1500 for a Wave 1 cut after the altitude adjustment.

FlyGuy4910
1 month ago

2nd article in 2 days leaving off Sandpiper Brice Barrieault’s 1500 Free qualifying time

Admin
Reply to  FlyGuy4910
1 month ago

The SWIMS database isn’t recognizing altitude adjusted times as Olympic Trials cuts. We’re checking with USA Swimming to confirm, though their standards say that altitude adjusted times can be used for entries, and will update as soon as they get back to us.

Harambe
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Great journalistic integrity and transparency, keep up the good work

FlyGuy4910
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Thanks for looking into it! The last article had all the altitude stuff too, but it’s easy to overlook

Nepotism
1 month ago

You missed one Navy swimmer who also had cuts this past weekend:

Eli Williams 50 Free 23.04

Nepotism
Reply to  Nepotism
1 month ago

Here is the full list of current season Navy swimmers (20 men and 2 women) with OT cuts (3 Wave 2 and 19 Wave 1 qualifiers)

2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials Qualifiers – Men
Name – Event, Date (Qualifying Time / Event Standard)

Callen Aulizia – 50 Freestyle, May 2, 2021 (23.11 / 23.19)
Chris Bondarowicz – 100 Breaststroke, May 2, 2021 (1:02.64 /1:03.29)
Chris Bondarowicz – 200 Breaststroke, May 1, 2021 (2:14.37/ 2:17.89) WAVE 2
Billy Cadigan – 200 Backstroke, Dec. 13, 2019 (2:01.15 / 2:02.99)

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