Michael Phelps Will Swim 4 Races At Final Olympic Trials Tuneup

2016 Longhorn Elite Invite

  • June 3rd-5th, 2016
  • Austin, Texas (University of Texas Jamail Swim Center)
  • Prelims start at 9:30 AM, Finals start at 6:30 PM, except Sunday, 5:30 PM (U.S. Central Time)
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New father Michael Phelps will swim 4 individual races at the upcoming Longhorn Elite Invite in Austin, Texas that runs Friday through Monday.

In what is expected to be his final tuneup before the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials at the end of the month, Phelps is entered to swim the 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

It’s hard to read too far into that schedule as a preview for Omaha given that it’s just a 3 day meet (as compared to the 8 of the U.S. Trials), and given that he finished #1 in the world last year in the 200 fly, it would be unusual for him to not swim that race in Omaha.

For a veteran like Phelps, pacing through an entire Olympic schedule at this stage isn’t as important as proving his training or resting his race details as he attempts to qualify for a 5th-straight U.S. Olympic Team.

Among other highlights of the lineups is that of Phelps’ NBAC (aka, Arizona State pro group) teammate David Nolan. Like Phelps, Nolan will swim the 200 IM (he’s the fastest ever in short course yards), but he won’t be entered in any backstroke events. Instead, he’s racing the sprint freestyles and the 100 fly as his secondary swims.

Nolan is a former NCAA Champion in the backstrokes in short course, but those races are among the most crowded for Americans in long course.

Other schedules of note:

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Swim Fan
4 years ago

Typo for Phelps in the “Other Schedule of Notes”? Should be 100/200 free, 100 fly 200IM based on paragraph above ?

4 years ago

Braden, when is the deadline for the swimmers to decide which races they will try to swim on US Trials?

Reply to  Rafael
4 years ago

Rafael – entries are open until June 20th, so swimmers could conceivably wait until then. We might get announcements from some specific swimmers before that point, though.

Reply to  Rafael
4 years ago

Swimmers can enter every event. We won’t be sure what they are going to swim until the scratch deadline the night before each prelim unless they choose to announce it.

Lane Four
4 years ago

Oh no! NO STREAMING? Anything?

bobo gigi
Reply to  Lane Four
4 years ago

You can watch softball, baseball or Lacrosse matches at high shool or college levels.
But you can’t watch live the greatest swimmer of all time and some olympic champions…. 🙄

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

It’s so unfair to swim fans!! This is why swimming isn’t becoming popular, it’s not exposed enough…

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

I thought i read on the meet information that the meet is being streamed on Longhorn Channel ….now you have to have that….

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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