Articles by Andrew Mering

Underdogs Finke and Cooper Get Second Swims; Day 7 Performance Stats

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2016 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska SwimSwam Preview Links and…

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Andrew Liang’s 37 Place Jump Highlights Day 6 Prelim Performance Stats

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2016 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska SwimSwam Preview Links and…

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 5 Prelims Performance Stats

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2016 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska SwimSwam Preview Links and…

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims Performance Stats

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2016 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska SwimSwam Preview Links and…

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 3 Prelims Performance Stats

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2016 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska SwimSwam Preview Links and…

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2016 U.S Olympic Trials Day 2 Prelims Performance Statistics

Day two of the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials prelims is complete, and by the standard of 2012, swimmers were better at dropping time today than yesterday.

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Olympic Trials Day 1 Finals Performance Statistics

Bethany Galat and Brandon Fiala had the biggest time drops of anyone yesterday.

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Olympic Trials Session 1 Performance

Session 1 of the Olympic Trials is in the books. There was a lot of great swimming, but most swimmers…

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Olympic Trials Predictions (With Math!) Part 2

This post is a follow up to this one. If you haven’t seen it yet, go read that one first….

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Olympic Trials Predictions (With Math!)

The psych sheet is finally here, so we have essentially all the pre Trials information we are going to get….

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How to Make An Olympic Team: Don’t Be ‘That Guy’ in a Final

The most robust path to an Olympic Team is as a member of a free relay. Instead of the top 2…

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USA Swimming’s Olympic Trials Qualifier List by the Numbers

USA Swimming released a new Trials qualifier list this week updated with all swims through June 7th. This is likely…

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Olympic Trials: Managing Prelims, Semis and Finals

Most events at the Olympic Trials have 3 rounds, prelims, semis, and finals. For the first two rounds, the only thing that matters is qualifying for the next round.

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The Progression of Young Trials Swimmers

One of the arguments for a large Olympic Trials is that it gives young swimmers experience at a national level…

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The Benefits of a Larger Olympic Trials

Update: A previous version of this article listed the 2008 Olympic Team based on the psych sheet, not the final…

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