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 (8PM finals on Friday & Saturday)
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 8 Finals Live Stream (NBC)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 8 Finals Heat Sheet
MEN’S 50 FREE FINAL
- World Record: Cesar Cielo (BRA) – 20.91 (2009)
American Record: Caeleb Dressel – 21.04 (2019) US Open Record: Cesar Cielo (BRA) – 21.14 (2009)
- World Junior Record: Michael Andrew (USA) – 21.75 (2017)
- 2016 Olympic Champion: Anthony Ervin (USA) – 21.40
- 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Nathan Adrian – 21.51
- Wave I Cut: 23.19
- Wave II Cut: 22.71
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 22.01
Caeleb Dressel saved his best race of the meet for last, winning the men’s 50 free tonight, and matching his own American Record with a 21.04. The win gives Dressel his 3rd individual event for Tokyo, and puts him in line for a 7-event schedule in Tokyo when relays are included.
In addition to tying his own American Record, which of course, is also Dressel’s personal best, the swim marks a tie with the 4th-fastest performance of all-time, and a tie for the fastest textile 50 ever as well.
All-Time Top 5 50 Free Performances
Dressel now holds 3 of the 10 fastest performances in history, as his 21.15 from the 2017 World Champs now stands 9th all-time.
The race was Dressel’s 10th of the meet. He started with prelims of the 200 free, after which he scratched out of semifinals. He then had 3 rounds of the 100 free, 3 rounds of the 100 fly, and 3 rounds of the 50 free.
His time also stands as the fastest in the world this year.