The Powerlist

Olympic Trials Lore Part II

“In 2012 there are about four weeks between the completion of the Olympic Trials and the first swimming event at the start of the Olympic Games. In 1968 there were six weeks between the two competitions.”


Swimming Australia Announces $750,000 for Olympian Funding

Swimming Australia, in the never-ending struggle to find the best and most efficient way to encourage top athletes into the…

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Houston Bids for 2016, 2018 World Championships

The Berry Center, a high school arena in Northwest Houston, is a possible candidate to be converted to a pool for a few weeks (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Davis Tarwater added to US Olympic Team

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Day 8 Finals Preview Presented by Engine

Garrett and Mel tell you what to watch for in the men’s 1500 and the women’s 50 at US Olympic Trials. (Photo by Tim Binning ©


Michael Phelps Drops 200 Free From Olympic Schedule

Michael Phelps has scratched the 200 free from his Olympic schedule (Photo courtesy © Tim Binning,


Katie Ledecky is the youngest member of the US Olympic Team

Katie Ledecky took control of the 800 free with an aggressive first 100 and then did what she does best and held pace all the way to a spot on the US Olympic team. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,


Day 7 Finals Recap Presented by Engine

Braden, Garrett, Mel, and special guest Craig Lord break down night 7 from US Olympic Trials.


Ryan Lochte has another level of taper

After what he described to some reporters as a train wreck of a meet, Ryan Lochte says he’ll be more ready for London. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,


Missy Franklin adds 4th Event to her Olympic Schedule

Missy Franklin wins her 2nd event with a 2:06.12 in the 200 backstroke at US Olympic Trials.


Tyler McGill is headed to London

Tyler McGill almost upset Michael Phelps, but held on to finish 2nd in the 100 fly with a 51.32.


Nathan Adrian Finishes 3rd in the 50 Free

Nathan Adrian’s 21.68 in the finals of the 50 free left him 3rd, just outside of qualifying to swim the event at the Olympics.

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Kate Ziegler qualifies for her 2nd Olympic Team

Kate Ziegler finished 2nd in the 800 free with a 8:21.87 at the 2012 US Olympic Trials.

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Kara Lynn Joyce qualifies 4th for 50 free finals

Kara Lynn Joyce was one of 5 swimmers under 25 (24.97) in the semi-finals of the 50 free.

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Jessica Hardy takes top seed in 50 free

Jessica Hardy is in the freestyle groove, taking the top seed in finals after a semi-final swim of 24.56.

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