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
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Psych Sheets
- Day 4 Finals Live Stream
- Wave II Live Results
Allison Schmitt, Paige Madden, and Katie McLaughlin sat down with the press after finishing 2nd-4th in the final of the women’s 200 free last night. Schmitt talked about her passion for mental health, but also what it means to be veteran on the team. This is Schmitt’s 4th Olympic team, and she first made the team as an 18 year-old.
Madden expressed how excited she was to watch UVA teammates Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass go 1-2 in the 200 IM, and McLaughlin talked about great it was to see family and friends right after qualifying for the team.
WOMEN’S 200 FREE FINAL
- Katie Ledecky (NCAP), 1:55.11
- Allison Schmitt (SUN), 1:56.79
- Paige Madden (UVA), 1:56.80
- Katie McLaughlin (CAL), 1:57.16
- Bella Sims (SAND), 1:57.53
- Brooke Forde (LAK), 1:57.86
Katie Ledecky and Allison Schmitt broke away from the field on the second 50 of the women’s 200 free final, and then on the back-half it was all Ledecky, splitting 29.18/29.85 en route to winning her second event of the meet in a time of 1:55.11.
Ledecky owns a season-best of 1:54.40, set at the Mission Viejo Pro Swim in April.
The 31-year-old Schmitt turned second at the 150 and then held on for her life coming down the stretch, with a hard-charging Paige Madden hot on her heels.
At the wall it was Schmitt getting the touch, 1:56.79 to 1:56.80, to qualify for her fourth Olympic team in an individual event, no less. Since the beginning of 2019, Schmitt has only been faster than that once: a 1:56.01 at the Knoxville PSS in January 2020.
Madden, who already qualified individually in the 400 free, takes third to seal a relay spot, as does fourth-place finisher Katie McLaughlin, making her first Olympic team in 1:57.16.
16-year-old Sandpipers of Nevada swimmer Bella Sims also looks to have punched her ticket to Tokyo by placing fifth in 1:57.53, taking almost a half-second off her personal best of 1:58.00 set in the semis. Sims moves up one spot into third all-time in the 15-16 age group.
Brooke Forde rounds out the Olympic qualifiers in 1:57.86, .04 slower than her PB from last night.