U.S. Olympic Trials

Jack Spitser’s Top Swimming Photos of 2021

Jack Spitser compiled his favorite and most memorable images from the year, highlighted by the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games this summer.


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Breakout Names from the 2016 U.S. Open That Became Tokyo 2020 Olympians

The 2016 U.S. Open was held right before the Rio 2016 Olympics for swimmers that *just* missed the team. Some standout names from that meet are now Olympians.


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NCAA Programs With the Most Athletes on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team

Jack Bauerle’s University of Georgia program has 7 alumni on the Tokyo 2020 US Olympic Swimming Team, more than any other school.


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Tokyo 2021 USA Olympic Roster: Photo Edition

Jack Spitser is headed to Tokyo and compiled the roster of Team USA in photos.

More Swimmers Beat Their Seed Times at U.S. Olympic Trials in 2020 Than in 2016

29.6% of times were faster than entry times at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II while in 2016 this number was 26.1% for the top 40 seeds in each event.

Rebecca Soni, Caroline Burckle on Mental Wellness Vs. Mental Fortitude

Burckle and Soni are providing athletes with mentors that will have conversations relating to mental health and awareness that the 2 Olympians missed out on

Trials Mixed Zone: Hali Flickinger Details Confidence Work with Bob Bowman

The UGA grad notably changed training bases, joining Bob Bowman at ASU, after winning silver at the 2019 Worlds in this event.

More U.S. Olympic Trials

Trials Mixed Zone: Kate Douglass on 200 IM “My body was starting to give out”

Douglass, who came back in 31.04, clocked 2:09.32 in the 200 IM final, making her the ninth-fastest American in history and the fifth-fastest in the world

Trials Mixed Zone: Ledecky “I don’t know how many times I’ve been between 8:13 and 8:16”

Ledecky easily won the 800 free in a time of 8:14.62, a time that falls just shy of the top-25 swims in history, most of which are held by Ledecky

Lochte’s Greatest Wins Are In Front Of Him

Despite failing to make the 2021 U.S. Olympic team, Ryan Lochte still has a lot of great moments ahead of him.

Head Coach Dave Durden Assesses Trials, 2021 Olympic Team Moving Forward

I enjoyed getting his perspective on how he moves through a process like Olympic Trials, going home for 1 week, then leaving again for the Olympic Games.

Junior of the Meet Matt Fallon Goes Into Detail on Breakout 2021 Olympic Trials

Fallon had my personal favorite swim of the meet in the 200 breast semis, where he touched 8th at the 100 wall and then came home in 1:05.2 to touch 1st

More US Trials Awards: The Most Improved Olympians At Omaha 2021

Kate Douglass, Erika Brown, Patrick Callan, Natalie Hinds, Rhyan White, and Bryce Mefford came back for redemption in 2021, improving upon their 2016 swims.

Trials Mixed Zone: Phoebe Bacon “The whole age thing… I think it should be thrown out”

Bacon ended up being the only other swimmer in the field to finish sub-33, snagging 2nd in 2:06.46 and qualify for the Olympic team in the 200 back

Bella Sims Becomes Lowest Seed Since At Least 2000 to Make Olympic Team

Making the team after entering the meet seeded 39th, Sims is one of this years youngest Olympians that will represent the United States in Tokyo.