2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT (8PM finals on Friday & Saturday)
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 6 Finals Live Stream
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 6 Finals Heat Sheet
Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK SEMI-FINALS
- World Record: Regan Smith (USA) – 2:03.35 (2019)
- American Record: Regan Smith – 2:03.35 (2019)
- US Open Record: Missy Franklin (USA) – 2:05.68 (2013)
- World Junior Record: Regan Smith (USA) – 2:03.35 (2019)
- 2016 Olympic Champion: Maya DiRado (USA) – 2:05.99
- 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Maya DiRado – 2:06.90
- Wave I Cut: 2:14.69
- Wave II Cut: 2:12.94
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:10.39
- Regan Smith (RIPT), 2:07.23
- Phoebe Bacon (WA), 2:07.46
- Rhyan White (BAMA), 2:08.39
- Kathleen Baker (TE), 2:08.58
- Jo Jo Ramey (FASTIN), 2:08.90
- Lisa Bratton (AGS), 2:09.09
- Isabelle Stadden (CAL), 2:09.20
- Hali Flickinger (SUN), 2:09.61
Regan Smith and Phoebe Bacon won their respective semi-finals in the women’s 200 backstroke quite comfortably, producing near-identical splits en route to qualifying first and second overall for the final.
Smith was locked in a tight battle with Rhyan White, Katharine Berkoff and Kathleen Baker through the 150 in the second semi, but turned on the jets coming home to touch first by over a second in 2:07.23. That’s just over three-tenths slower than Smith’s season-best of 2:06.90.
White took second in the heat in 2:08.39, qualifying her third for the final, while Baker had a huge swim with her back against the wall, advancing in the fourth position in 2:08.58. Berkoff faded on the last 50 and ended up ninth in 2:09.76.
Bacon clocked 2:07.46 from the first semi, her second-fastest swim ever, and 16-year-old Jo Jo Ramey lowered her best time down to 2:08.90 in second, moving up from 11th to sixth in the 15-16 age group.