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 (8PM finals on Friday & Saturday)
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 7 Prelims Live Stream (NBCOlympics)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
After posting a time of 25.09 in the women’s 50 free prelims, Linnea Mack was disqualified during the seventh and final prelim session in Omaha, appearing to put an end to her 2021 Olympic Trials.
Mack’s time had initially ranked her ninth in the field, and with the DQ, North Carolina’s Grace Countie (25.49) was bumped up into the top 16.
However, Mack’s disqualification has since been overturned, bringing her back into tonight’s session and giving her the chance to qualify for a second straight Trials final.
The DQ was reportedly for a false start.
Similar to what we saw in the women’s 100 breaststroke final when Molly Hannis’ DQ was overturned, the women’s 50 free will have a 17-swimmer field in tonight’s semis, with Countie slotted into Lane 0 in the second semi.
The decision to hold a 17-swimmer semi, or a nine-swimmer final like we saw in the 100 breast, is at the referee’s discretion. We also saw a nine-swimmer final during Wave I of the Trials for the same reason.
Mack, a 25-year-old who trains with Team Elite, swam in last night’s 100 free final, placing eighth in a time of 54.32. That left Mack two-tenths shy of sixth, where she would’ve been in position to be added to the Olympic team for the 400 free relay.
In the 50 free, Mack set a new best time of 24.85 back in April, ranking her eighth among American women this season coming into the meet.
For Countie, her time of 25.49 lowered her previous PB of 25.55 set in May.