How Fast Will Simone Manuel Swim at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials?

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.comOlympic swimming star Simone Manuel delivered at the recent San Antonio Pro Swim, sweeping the 50m and 100m free:

  • 50m free – 24.70
  • 100m free – 54.62

Simone said she wasn’t happy with her races, saying “there were goal times I didn’t hit.” However she felt there were positives she could takeaway from the competition.  Considering the masks, no fans, and that she hasn’t raced during COVID, she was satisfied with her performance overall.

U.S. Olympic Trials PREDICTIONS!

Simone sweeps the 50m and 100m free at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. She’s not messing around. This is a full rest to test her flat-out speed, and she will go faster in Tokyo.  At U.S. Trials  I see a 24.2 50m free and a 52.4 100m free. I think she swims the 200 free as well, dropping a 1:56.8 to make the 4×200 free relay.

Simone – 2019 World Championship Results

  • 50m Free – Gold – 24.05
  • 100m Free – Gold – 52.04

I’m backing off my predictions pre-worlds for the U.S. Olympic Trials.  See what I predicted for Simone well before the pandemic hit:

  • 50m Free – 23.89
  • 100m Free – 51.9

But who cares what I think!  What do you think? Give me your best expert swimming analysis.

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16 days ago

Simone don’t need a 51.9 to win Trials.I would put Simone with 24.1 and 52.3.

Bill Swims After His Horses
16 days ago

If she is full tapered, 24.0 and 52.0. If not 24.3 and 52.4. Faster at Tokyo. She needs to be pushed to break WRs in both.

16 days ago

I’ll be bold and call her getting upset in the 50 by Weitzel and Walsh, but I do think her 100 will be strong

Reply to  JCO
16 days ago

I think she’ll have a strong 200 also. I don’t think Walsh will beat her in anything.

Reply to  JCO
16 days ago

1-2 is enough for team usa—and the world will remember who won in Tokyo…

Reply to  JCO
16 days ago

Weitzel yes, Walsh no imo. Simone 2nd in the 50, wins the 100.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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