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 8 Finals Live Stream (NBC)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 8 Finals Heat Sheet
Andrew placed 2nd in the 50 free final Sunday night with a time of 21.48, just behind Caeleb Dressel who tied the American Record. Andrew bumped five-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian to 3rd place:
50 Free Final Results (Top 3)
Andrew has already qualified for the 2021 U.S. Olympic team in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM. He won both finals races, the first on Monday and the second on Friday.
It’s important to note that Team USA’s Jessica Hardy qualified for the Olympics in the 50 free and 100 breast in 2008, before she was removed from the U.S. Olympic team after she tested positive for the prohibited substance clenbuterol.
This feat is not unheard of internationally, though. Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia started off her Olympic career in 2008 with breaststroke and IM events, but she has transitioned into a mid-distance freestyle. In 2012, her three specialties overlapped, similar to how Andrew’s specialties are overlapping this year.
Non-IM events include strokes. For example, Australia’s Judith Hudson and Linda McGill have qualified in breaststroke, IM, and butterfly events.
Most often, however, the non-IM events that breaststrokers qualify in seem to be freestyle events. This was the case for Bulgaria’s Mihail Alexandrov, Canada’s Allison Higson, Netherlands’ Marcel Wouda, Iceland’s Anton Sveinn McKee, Lithuania’s Rūta Meilutytė, and Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson.
Notable Swimmers Who Have Qualified in Breaststroke and Non-IM Events
*note that this is not a complete list of every swimmer who has done this feat