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)
- Day 3 Prelims Live Stream (NBC Olympics)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 3 Prelims Heat Sheets
16 year-old Erin Gemmell of Nation’s Capital took down her lifetime best time in heat seven of the women’s 200 free during Tuesday’s prelims session of the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II. She finished 8th overall with a time of 1:58.96.
This time ranks Gemmell #11 out of the all-time fastest 15-16 year-olds in the event. She overtook the age group times of #15 Katie McLaughlin, #13 Katie Hoff, a two-time Olympian, and #12 Dana Vollmer, a three-time Olympian.
Gemmell split the race 57.50/1:01.46, taking out the race .06 faster than Katie Ledecky. Her previous lifetime best was 1:59.28 from this year.
Fellow 16-year-old Bella Sims from Sandpipers of Nevada dropped a 1:59.16 in heat three, establishing herself as #14 out of the all-time fastest 15-16 year-olds in the event.
Sims also made the semifinals, ranked 10th. She took out the race in 57.81 and came home in 1:01.35. Her previous lifetime best was 2:00.21 from the San Antonio Pro Swim Series in January.