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Nic Fink on Breaststroke Being an ‘Old mans event’

This is the first Olympic berth for the 27-year-old Nic Fink, who was a close third (by .06) in the 100 breast on Monday night.

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Michael Andrew Explains How He Went 1:55 in the 200 IM

Andrew qualified first for the final by almost two seconds in 1:55.26, becoming the #3 American performer all-time in the 200 IM


Abbey Weitzeil on Why Semi-Finals are the Most Difficult Round

Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, the 2016 Trials winner, led the second semi in 53.66, qualifying third overall with a strong showing


Ella Nelson: “Kinda been waiting all week for this race”

Ella Nelson put up a best time in the semi-final of the women’s 200 breast, registering a 2:24.80 to finish 4th overall and qualify for the final tonight


Regan Smith: “Butterfly has always been the fun one”

Smith held on for second in the women’s 200 fly tonight in Omaha, touching at 2:06.99, six-tenths off her PB, to add a second event in Tokyo.


Natalie Hinds:” I’ve just really been trying to focus on myself”

good friends Olivia Smoliga and Natalie Hinds kept the good times rolling by tying for the victory in the first semi of the women’s 100 freestyle


2021 US Olympic Trials Video Roundup Night 5

Night 5 continued to bring surprises in Omaha, both elating and devastating as we saw new faces make their first Olympic team and veterans miss out


Zach Apple Talks 100 Free Training Focus

Down the second 50 it was Zach Apple who out-split everyone, closing in 24.70 to overtake everyone but Dressel, taking the second individual spot


Zach Harting on Chasing Goals: “I’m here for the dreamers”

In another crazy three-way finish, Zach Harting and Gunnar Bentz claim the two Olympic spots in the men’s 200 fly by finishing 1-2


Walsh: “That was probably the most painful 50 I’ve ever swam in my entire life”

Despite her stroke tying up at the end, Walsh held on for the win, touching in 2:09.30 to qualify for her first Olympic team


Matt Fallon: “To feel like that on the last 100 again, that’s just the goal”

Fallon dropped more than a second off his best time from this morning’s prelims in 2:10.13, and then turned things up a couple notches in tonight’s semis.


Erica Sullivan on Making Olympic Team After Loss of Her Father in 2017

it was Sullivan holding on to book an Olympic berth in a time of 15:51.18, taking more than four seconds off her best time of 15:55.25 set in 2019.


Regan Smith Explains What it Will Take to have a Special Swim in the 2Fly Final

Regan Smith topped the first semi-final in 2:07.89 over Olivia Carter and Dakota Luther, with those three qualifying second, fourth and sixth overall

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Ledecky on Event Schedules: “I do think the men have it a little bit easier”

Ledecky, who swam the 200/1500 free double tonight, commented on that fact that on the men’s side, no such double appears in the event schedule


Caeleb Dressel: “These meets are quite miserable when you’re not swimming”

Caeleb Dressel and Zach Apple took charge of the men’s 100 freestyle semi-finals from the second heat, duking it out stroke-for-stroke down the final meters