Lilly King and Regan Smith spoke with the press after their respective wins tonight in the 100 back and 100 breaststroke events.
Ledecky’s already secured a spot on the team in the 400 free, and will both race the 200 free and 1500 free tomorrow night.
Carmel Swim Club’s Jake Mitchell put himself in position to qualify for the Olympic team after blasting a 3:45.86 400 free time trial on Tuesday night.
To his credit, Apple held tough on the last 50, clocking in at 1:46.22 to improve his PB of 1:46.56 and qualify second for the final
Leah Hayes and Charlotte Hook both went lifetime-bests in tonight’s Olympic Trials semifinal of the 200 IM, both cracking the top 20 in age group history.
Lydia Jacoby became Alaska’s first US Olympic swimmer with a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke, breaking her NAG record in the process.
Regan Smith is a world champ and world record-holder – but now she can add “U.S. Olympian” to that impressive resume after winning tonight’s 100 back.
Athletes have been competing at the biannual Youth Olympic Games since 2010, but none of them have gone on to make the U.S. Olympic Team. Until tonight.
Armstrong remains the #5 swimmer in the world this year
The first swimmer to make the 2021 U.S. Olympic swim team in multiple events is Florida’s Kieran Smith, who moves to #8 all-time among US men in the 200 free.
Bella Sims is now #4 in age group history behind three absolute legends: Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, and Dagny Knutson.
Wilson becomes the first NCAA Division III athlete to become an American Olympian in swimming by hitting a new PB of 58.74 for 2nd place
On day three of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, there will be three semi-finals and FOUR finals (where swimmers will fight for Olympic nominations).
Officials have overturned a semifinals disqualification on Molly Hannis, adding her into tonight’s final as the Olympic selection heat’s 9th swimmer.
Times to earn a second swim were faster in two of the three events that had previously been contested, and we have a starting point for a new Olympic event.