2016 LONGHORN ELITE INVITE
- June 3rd-5th, 2016
- Austin, Texas (University of Texas Jamail Swim Center)
- Prelims start at 9:30 AM, Finals start at 6:30 PM, except Sunday, 5:30 PM (U.S. Central Time)
- Psych Sheets
- Meet Central
- Live Results
- Finals Live Stream (Longhorn Network)
At his final tuneup meet before the U.S. Olympic Trials this month, Michael Phelps is a man on a mission. Phelps will swim the 100 and 200 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM at this meet, but the 200 free may hold special significance.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Phelps and Bowman discussed their plan to attempt to qualify for the Olympic 4×200 free relay with his swim at the Longhorn Elite Invite. If Phelps can secure a spot on the relay with his swim at this meet, he may be able to skip swimming the event at trials in Omaha. Not swimming the event at trials would mean Phelps could start his event schedule a full day later, and it would take 2 (possibly 3) swims off his plate.
The 200 free at the Longhorn Elite Invite will be contested on Saturday, and it will be Phelps’ only swim of the day. He’ll be challenged in the event by some of nation’s top 200 freestylers, including Longhorn teammates Jack Conger, Clay Youngquist, and Townley Haas.