Just two more days until the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials begin in Omaha and American swim fans, coaches and athletes will be laser-focused on what transpires in the CenturyLink Center pool over the 7-day affair. The world will also be watching to get insight into what the stars n’ stripes team will look like when stepping upon the deck in Rio.
But what’s a swim nerd to do while waiting for the extravaganza to begin? We can get pumped up for fast and possibly historic swimming by re-watching all of the men’s world record-setting races, both relay and individual. Although it’s highly unlikely a world record would fall in Omaha, there’s nothing like a little motivation in the form of Jason “The Anchor” Lezak, or IM god-like swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
Although several historic records were set by now-retired legends such as Aaron Peirsol, it only makes the prospects of seeing rising young stars carry the torch in Omaha and beyond that much more exciting.
Below are the videos of each men’s world record to watch in awe. Also check out our post on which WR we think will fall first.
Thank you to SwimSwam reader Bobo Gigi for the link compilation.
4×100 free relay
4×200 free relay
4×100 medley relay