Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were named the swimmers of the meet tonight in the closing ceremonies of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Tonight’s finals session will mark the official end of the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials where the remaining roster spots will be filled and a complete picture of the American Olympic swim team will emerge.
Jordan Wilimovsky (left) was announced earlier this week as a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in open water. Now he’s added a pool spot to his lineup.
Jordan Wilimovsky added the 1500 free to his open water marathon swim in Rio.
Abbey Weitzeil posted a 24.28 to take down her own fastest American textile swim in history from last night.
Simone Manuel bypassed Madison Kennedy tonight as the fourth-fastest female American 50 freestyler in history and the second-fastest American textile.
Three-time Olympian Nathan Adrian will be representing Team USA this summer in both the 50 and the 100 freestyle after winning both those events at Trials. Adrian spoke with members of the press after his victory in the 50 free.
Blake Pieroni has confirmed that he is on the Rio Olympic team in the men’s 400 free relay, meaning that Jimmy Feigen, who finished one place ahead of him, has made the team as well.
Shannon Vreeland has retired from swimming and will be attending law school at Vanderbilt in the fall.
Mike Bottom, Dave Durden, and Jack Bauerle will be joining head men’s coach Bob Bowman in Rio. Greg Meehan, Bruce Gemmell, and Ray Looze will be joining head women’s coach David Marsh on the coaching staff.
It was a loaded night of competition filled with many emotions, but trumped with relief that it is almost time to go home and recover from the Meet of Tears
Texas Longhorn Clark Smith has scratched out of the 1500 free final scheduled for tonight.
Jessica Hardy posted on social media this morning that, “yesterday was (probably) the last race of my career, but today is the first day of the rest of my life.”
Tonight could be a historic night for swimming at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials. Both Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps could be making history tonight as they each have one final to contest.
SwimMAC Carolina teammate Jimmy Feigen (black cap) and Ryan Lochte (green cap) raced a time trial on Sunday morning in Omaha in the 100 free. Neither swimmer improved their time from the individual event swim.