U.S. Olympic Trials

Perspective: Darian Townsend’s First Experience At U.S. Olympic Trials

For 31-year-old Darian Townsend, his first experience at the U.S. Olympic Trials was one to remember.


Electricity & Creativity: Molly Hannis’s Outside The Box Path To Rio

Molly Hannis is electric. The rangy speed breaststroker and her coach talk pacing, explain skipped underwater pullouts and respond to legality criticism in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics.


Relive The Meet of Tears: Post-Race Emotions of Olympic Trials (Video)

There was so much emotion put into every single swim, and no one saw that more than the support systems of these athletes.


Watch: The Antics of Gold Medal Mel In the Aquazone

While at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials Olympic gold medallist and SwimSwam co-founder Gold Medal Mel (Mel Stewart) had some fun in the Aquazone (the area designated at the Olympic Trials with booths set up ect.) signing autographs and joking around with the mascots.


It’s Been 116 Years Since the U.S. Has Had No 18 & Unders on Olympic Swim Team

Katie Ledecky is the youngest member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (again). At 19, she is the oldest youngest-member…


Bethany Galat Enjoying The Race En Route To Big Summer of ’16

In our post-Olympic Trials analysis, Texas A&M’s Bethany Galat stood out as one of the meet’s most dramatic improvers – she put up two of the four biggest time drops of all female swimmers in the meet. So we caught up with the rising Aggie junior to talk Trials.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Race Videos

Re-live the drama from Omaha, where Michael Phelps qualified for 3 individual events and will join a load of new faces on the U.S. Olympic men’s roster.

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2016 Olympic Trials ‘Guess the Times’ Contest: Final Results

We’ve crunched the numbers in our ‘Guess the Times’ contest, and have a runaway winner.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Race Videos

Re-watch Lilly King’s 100m breaststroke victory, among other available race videos from the magical 8 days in Omaha.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Fun Facts

Now that Trials are over, we can comb over the results in detail. Thanks to Barry Revzin who sent us the…


Watch American, U.S. Open & NAG Records From 2016 Olympic Trials

Cal swimmer Josh Prenot lit the CenturyLink pool aflame with his new U.S. Open and American Record of 2:07.17 in the men’s 200m breaststroke.


Ous Mellouli Will Carry Tunisian Flag at the Olympics

Four-time Olympian Ous Mellouli will be carrying the Tunisian flag at the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio.

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Follow The 2016 U.S. Olympic Roster On Twitter, Instagram

Get the complete list of U.S. Olympic swimmers’ Twitter and Instagram usernames here.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week #1: Historic Men’s 100 Back

With the explosion of fast swimming at the U.S. Olympic Trials dominating coverage last week, we’re rolling last week’s Blueseventy Swim…


Interactive Maps: 2016 U.S. Olympic Team By Training Base & Hometown

U.S. Olympic Trials have come and gone, but swim nerds don’t have to suffer from post-meet boredom! We’ve broken down the U.S. Olympic roster into a series of interactive maps that just might get you through ’til Rio.


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