2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Psych Sheets
- Day 4 Finals Live Stream
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 4 Finals Heat Sheet
Bella Sims, a 16-year-old out of Sandpipers of Nevada, has in all likelihood made the Olympic Team after finishing 5th in the women’s 200 free final tonight. Sims drop time yet again tonight, posting a 1:57.53 in the final. Although it’s not guaranteed that Sims will make the team with her 5th-place finish, the 5th place swimmer from Trials nearly always ends up earning a spot on the Olympic Team for the 4×200 free relay.
Sims swam a personal best in prelims, semifinals, and finals, improving on her entry time by a grand total of 2.40 seconds. Here is a table showing Sims’ progression in the 200 free throughout the meet:
|Pre-Trials Personal Best (11/13/2020)||Olympic Trials – Prelims||Olympic Trials – Semifinals||Olympic Trials – Finals|
At just 16, Sims is now one of 5 teenagers to have earned spots on the team so far. Fellow teens Torri Huske, Claire Curzan, Lydia Jacoby, and Regan Smith have also each already earned spots on the team. That marks a huge difference from 2016, where Katie Ledecky was the youngest swimmer on the team at 19, and the only teenager.