Olympic Trials Day 1 Finals Performance Statistics

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

The first night of Olympic Trials is over. The king of the time drops so far, Brandon Fiala (-3.4% in the 100 breast this morning, the largest of anyone it the meet so far) , came back to earth adding back .6 of the 2.1 seconds he dropped this morning. The largest women’s time drop this morning, Bethany Galat (-2.2%, 400 IM), managed to drop another .7 from her prelim time. It was only good enough for third, but from a 19 seed, third is incredible.

The biggest drop in each final came from the event winner.

The best collective performances of the session came in the men’s 400 free where 5 of the 8 swimmers were quicker than this morning, the only event above 50%.

Here’s a look at time changes from this morning (negative is faster):

Median Time Change % Who Went Faster # Faster
Men 400 IM 0.0% 38% 3
Women 100 Fly 0.8% 19% 3
Men 400 Free -0.9% 63% 5
Women 400 IM -0.1% 50% 4
Men 100 Breast 0.2% 31% 5

Biggest time drops by percentage:

Event Name Time Drop Prelim Time Night Time
Men 400 IM Chase Kalisz -0.9% 4:11.86 4:09.54
Women 100 Fly Hellen Moffitt -2.1% 59.67 58.46
Men 400 Free Connor Jaeger .1.8% 3:47.97 3:43.79
Women 400 IM Maya Dirado -1.8% 4:38.54 4:33.73
Men 100 Breast Nic Fink -1.2% 1:00.58 59.88

Biggest time adds by percentage:

Event Time Drop Prelim Time Night Time
Men 400 IM 1.2% 4:19.57 4:22.81
Women 100 Fly .5% 56.84 57.12
Men 400 Free 2.2% 3:47.79 3:52.60
Women 400 IM 1.8% 4:41.40 4:46.58
Men 100 Breast 1.1% 1:01.40 1:02.07

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Just Wondering....

How about the percentage time change for everyone in each event?

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