Becca Mann was a double winner in two of her specialties–the 500 and 1000 freestyles–on Saturday afternoon in USC’s victory over Utah
USC had the fastest leadoff swimmer, with Dylan Carter blasting a 1:32.62 to help the Trojans to their 2nd place finish.
Among the notable races to watch is the men’s 200 yard free, which will feature U.S. Olympic gold medalists Clark Smith and Townley Haas, as well as Stanford freshman standout Grant Shoults and Olympic champ Ous Mellouli.
Stanzi Moseley, Becca Mann, and Tatum Wade each won 2 individual races for the Trojans in their first home meet.
The Trojans have brought in more than enough talent to keep their relays intact, and could easily find themselves matching or improving on their 6th place finish from last season.
While tightening rules and roster size for its National Junior Team, USA Swimming has also created a new honor for junior swimmers: The 18 & Under World 100 list.
Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina will swim the 10k Marathon Swim at the Rio Olympic Games tomorrow.
Kelsi Worrell, who qualified to represent the USA in Rio with a win in the 100 butterfly, has scratched the 50 free semifinals.
Becca Mann injured her back two weeks ago, suffering a herniated disk and three bulging disks. She missed the final of the 800 free tonight by one place.
July 1, 2016 begins the new recruiting season for the class of 2017. Take a look at where we are so far with class of 2016 commitments.
Caeleb Dressel (left) and Anthony Ervin (right) will swim 50 free prelims today and should find themselves battling again in the final.
A large number of top-flight swimmers have scratched out of prelims this morning, including third seed 200 flier Maya DiRado, who is resting for the 200 IM tonight.
Matt Grevers has placed in the top 5 in the preliminaries of the men’s 100 back at the past four Olympic Trials now, so he’s used to qualifying by a comfortable margin.
Katie Ledecky has scratched the 400 IM for tomorrow morning at Olympic Trials. She was the fifth seed, and fourth seed Becca Mann is also out. You can find full heat sheets for Saturday morning prelims here.