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
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Wave II Psych Sheet
- Live Stream Links
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 1 Finals Heat Sheet
Michael Andrew has been unbelievable in his first two races at these Olympic Trials, breaking the American Record again in semifinals of the 100 breast tonight. Swimming in the 2nd semifinal heat, Andrew blasted a 58.14, chipping another 0.05 seconds off his morning swim. The 2nd semi heat was incredible, with Nic Fink posting a new personal best of 58.50 to make himself the #2 American all-time in the event.
Andrew was under the American Record in the 50 breaststroke on his first 50 of the race. He touched the halfway mark in 26.83, 0.01 seconds under the U.S. Open Record of 26.84, a record which is held by Andrew, and was his personal best.
Nothing fundamentally changes in terms of rankings because of Andrew’s swim tonight, other than his time improving by 0.05 seconds. He’s still the #1 American all-time (of course), the #3 performer in the world all-time, and the #3 performer in the world this year.
Here is the updated world all-time top 5:
|Split||Michael Andrew, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Semifinal||Michael Andrew, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Prelims||Nic Fink, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Semifinal||Kevin Cordes, 2017 World Championships|
The difference between Andrew’s prelims swim and his semifinals swim is that he took the race out more aggressively tonight. In fact, he took the race out so fast, that he swam a lifetime best 50 breaststroke in the process. He came home just a tick slower than this morning, but overall was 0.05 seconds faster.
2020-2021 World Top 5:
|GBR||57.39||04/14||2021 BRITISH OLYMPIC SELECTION TRIALS
|NED||57.90||05/01||2021 DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM TIME TRIAL
|USA||58.14||06/13||2021 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS WAVE II
|ITA||58.37||04/01||2021 ITALIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS
|USA||58.50||06/13||2021 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS WAVE II