Previews & Recaps
It was a fun, exhausting, and at-times surprising week in Omaha. Check out our full list of Olympic Trials award winners here.
When your best flyer is also your best freestyler, choices get tough. When your best breaststroker might be your second-best flyer, things get weird fast.
Florida swimmers managed to pull off a sweep of the men’s free events, winning the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800,and 1500.
US Olympic head coaches Dave Durden and Greg Meehan, along with National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko, spoke at the meet’s end Sunday night.
50 free champions Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel spoke with the press after the conclusion of the final session of the 2021 US Olympic Trials.
The UGA grad notably changed training bases, joining Bob Bowman at ASU, after winning silver at the 2019 Worlds in this event.
Douglass, who came back in 31.04, clocked 2:09.32 in the 200 IM final, making her the ninth-fastest American in history and the fifth-fastest in the world
Ledecky easily won the 800 free in a time of 8:14.62, a time that falls just shy of the top-25 swims in history, most of which are held by Ledecky
Andrew, who won the 100 breast and 200 IM earlier in the meet, closed hard to separate himself from the rest of the field and touch second in 21.48
Fallon had my personal favorite swim of the meet in the 200 breast semis, where he touched 8th at the 100 wall and then came home in 1:05.2 to touch 1st
29.6% of times were faster than entry times at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II while in 2016 this number was 26.1% for the top 40 seeds in each event.
Kate Douglass, Erika Brown, Patrick Callan, Natalie Hinds, Rhyan White, and Bryce Mefford came back for redemption in 2021, improving upon their 2016 swims.
Andddd we have a Pick ‘Em winner! After eight days of Trials action and multiple leaders on the overall standings, it was swim6847 who came out on top.
The day seven pick ’ems had a five-way tie for first between Dr. Glogo D.O., ZanBai, Wanna Sprite ?, Smv, and Kitajima Fan.
We sifted through approximately 6,396 comments on the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II live recaps (from day four through day eight) and narrowed it down to 15.