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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- Live Results (when available)
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:
- Missy Franklin, 100/200 free, 100/200 back
- Jack Conger, 100/200 free, 100/200 fly
- Matt Grevers, 50/100 free, 100/200 back
- Margo Geer, 50/100’200 free
- Joseph Schooling, 100/200 fly
- Allison Schmitt, 100/200/400 free
- Lotte Friis (Denmark), 200/400/800 free
- Townley Haas, 200/400 free, 200 fly
- Will Licon, 100/200 breast, 200 IM (no 400 IM)
- Michael Phelps, 100/200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM
- David Nolan, 50/100 free, 100 fly, 200 IM