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
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- Wave I & II Event Order
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- Day 5 Finals Heat Sheet
Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 200 IM SEMI-FINALS
- World Record: Ryan Lochte (USA) – 1:54.00 (2011)
- American Record: Ryan Lochte – 1:54.00 (2011)
- US Open Record: Ryan Lochte (USA) – 1:54.56 (2009)
- World Junior Record: Hubert Kos (HUN) – 1:56.99 (2021)
- 2016 Olympic Champion: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:54.66
- 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Michael Phelps – 1:55.91
- Wave I Cut: 2:04.09
- Wave II Cut: 2:03.02
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:59.67
- Michael Andrew (RPC), 1:55.26
- Chase Kalisz (ABSC), 1:57.19
- Kieran Smith (FLOR), 1:57.61
- Carson Foster (RAYS), 1:57.77
- Sam Stewart (YHF), 1:58.37
- Ryan Lochte (GSC), 1:58.65
- Andrew Seliskar (CAL), 1:58.92
- Trenton Julian (ROSE), 1:59.21
As we’ve become accustomed to, Michael Andrew absolutely torched the first 150 in the second semi-final of the men’s 200 IM, but we’ve never seen him out quite so fast.
Andrew was out in an unbelievably fast 23.90 at the 50, with no one else in the field even under 25 seconds. He extended that lead with a 29.19 back leg, and then blew everyone away again with a blazing 32.21 breast split. That put him at 1:25.30 at the 150, 1.21 seconds under Ryan Lochte‘s world record pace.
Andrew went from being the fastest in the field on each of the first three 50s to the slowest on freestyle, closing in 29.96, but ultimately it was a moot point tonight as he qualified first for the final by almost two seconds in 1:55.26.
Carson Foster touched second in Andrew’s heat in a time of 1:57.77, just off his 2019 best of 1:57.59, to qualify fourth for the final.