FAQs: The New Wave 1/Wave 2 US Olympic Swimming Trials

The questions that we’ve been asked the most since yesterday’s reveal of a new plan for the 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials.


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Event Schedules For Both Waves of 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials

We run through the event schedules for both waves of U.S. Olympic Trials, including the four-day Wave I and the eight-day Wave II.

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(UPDATE) USA Swimming Will Split 2021 Olympic Trials Into Two Separate Meets

USA Swimming has split the field of qualifiers for the 2021 US Olympic Trials into two meets, with the top finishers from Wave I advancing to Wave II


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See The New 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials Qualifying Standards

See the revised time standards for the 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials that will be used to parse the meet into two separate events in June in Omaha.

Unger: Olympic Trials Spectator Decisions To Come, Health & Safety Are Priority

USA Swimming hopes to have some spectators in the stands at its split U.S. Olympic Trials meets, but decisions, like the pandemic itself, are very fluid.

SSPC: Austin Surhoff on How 45-Minute Training Days Led to Best Times at Age 30

Surhoff emphasizes that what he’s doing in and out of the pool is manageable and sustainable for anyone at any point in life to see success.

Mallory Comerford Goes 25.4/55.4/2:00.5 in 50/100/200 Free (LCM) in Nashville

She looked a lot sharper this weekend than she did at the 2021 Pro Swim Series – San Antonio, where she was only 26.0/56.0/2:02.2.

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Annabel Crush, Mariah Denigan Highlight NAC January Tri Meet

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New President, New Interpretation On Transgender Athlete Access

An executive order by new President Joe Biden broadens the interpretation of a recent Supreme Court ruling to include protections for transgender athletes.

SSPC: Cody Miller Details Reasons for Having His Best Training Since Before Rio

Cody shares that through these ups and downs of the last year, he’s gained perspective and is now training the best he has in years.

Douglass hits 2:08 200 Breast, Men Come Down to Final Relay, as UVA Sweeps UNC

In a battle of ACC opponents, the Virginia Cavalier men and women each won against the UNC Tar Heels, with the men’s outcome decided by the final relay.

Ohio State Commit Teresa Ivan Throws Down 200 Backstroke PB

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Texas Maintains Women’s & Men’s #1 Ranks In January CSCAA Polls

The Texas Longhorns remain at the #1 spot for both women and men in the latest CSCAA dual meet polls. The Texas men have led every poll this season.

USA Swimming to Host 18 & Under Winter Championships Awards Show

Celebratory show honors top finishers from December’s national competition.

13-Year-Old Baylor Stanton Posts Top-100 All-Time List in 13-14 400 IM

13-year-old Baylor Stanton went seven best times at the GA 14& Under New Year Meet, including one of the top 400 IM times in 13-14 age group history.