— Mason Manta Rays (@RAYSswimming) April 1, 2016
Every swimmer remembers their first Olympic Trials cut. Congrats, Jake!
— USA Swimming (@USASwimming) April 3, 2016
Happy birthday to Reed Malone of USC and the USA National Team.
— Katie Drabot (@katiedrabot) March 28, 2016
Another happy birthday in the NCAA ranks to 200 IM American record-holder Ella Eastin.
saw the set on the board and waited for coach to say April Fools, but he never did ????… @swimswamnews
— Claire Koh (@claairekohh) April 2, 2016
So I'm a professional athlete now. I always wanted to be a professional athlete. This is kinda cool
— Josh Prenot (@JoshPrenot) March 28, 2016
Josh Prenot is done swimming in the NCAA for Cal, but he has his eyes set on making the U.S. Olympic team this summer.
— Coley Stickels (@coley_stickels) March 30, 2016
Are you ready? Canadian Olympic Trials will begin on Tuesday, and with the rise of the Canadian youth ranks along with the presence of some international stars, this meet is going to be fast.
— Eric Ress (@EricRess) April 2, 2016
Typo or April Fool’s joke..?
Qualified for a 3rd opportunity to represent NZ at the Olympics!So happy for Emma Robinson qualifying for her first pic.twitter.com/CC19QBvzww
— Lauren Boyle (@1aurenboyle) March 28, 2016
Lauren Boyle, New Zealand’s distance swimming star, qualified for her third Olympic Games this past week at the New Zealand trials.
— Greg Meehan (@Stanford_W_Swim) March 29, 2016
Can’t stop watching, too mesmerizing.
— Yannick Agnel (@YannickAgnel) March 30, 2016
“I’ll let you judge…”
What happened here is the biggest controversy in the swimming world this week besides the ongoing doping issues. At French Nationals, 2012 Olympic 200 free gold medalist Yannick Agnel clearly touched in 2nd place and assumedly would have been able to swim the 200 free in Rio. But, because he touched too low and the pad didn’t register correctly, he was the 3rd place finisher at the end of the day, and won’t compete in Rio individually.