Night 5 of the US Olympic Trials was electric! It saw loads of excitement with new and returning olympians. Here are the top shots from the electric night.
Caeleb Dressel’s first opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team comes in tonight’s final of the men’s 100 freestyle.
Ryan Lochte is taking on a brutal 200 back/200 IM double this morning in his attempt to make a fifth-straight Olympic team at age 36.
Day two of the 2021 US Olympic Trials did not fail to provide us with many surprises, one being Ryan Lochte missing the semi-finals in the 200 free.
US Olympic Swimming Trials continued this morning with many battles for spots in the finals, and Jack Spitser was on deck to capture it all.
Along with his top three back seeds, Shaine Casas holds No. 8 seeds in the 100 fly/200 IM and No. 17 seed in the 100 free, putting up semifinals threats.
Olympic champion Ryan Murphy leads a tight field in the men’s 200 backstroke, where the battle for the second spot is tight between 3 swimmers.
Mexican Angel Martinez hit 2:00.18 to break his own 200 IM national record of 2:00.58. At the same time, Carson Foster put up a US No. 4 time of 1:59.23.
During Friday’s finals session in Austin, both Isabelle Stadden (200 BK) and Madisyn Cox (200 FR) put up personal bests.
Isabelle Stadden hit a 2:07.93 PB to remain the 12th-fastest American in history in the 200 BK. Among active U.S. performers, Stadden also remains No. 6.
Highlighting the 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite this weekend include Olympic hopeful Carson Foster and Olympic champions Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky.
Maxime Rooney has only been faster than his Saturday 52.13 in the 100 fly at one meet: the 2019 US National Championships.
California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
#1-ranked Ryan Hoffer was the top-scoring swimmer in the outgoing senior class – but the #2 swimmer rose from being the #18-ranked recruit.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.