2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016 Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00…
On night three action returns to Omaha where six more roster spots are on the line for swimmers hoping to punch in their tickets to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
After an eventful night one at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials, more of America’s big stars will step up to the blocks for their first races including Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, and Katie Ledecky.
The psych sheet is finally here, so we have essentially all the pre Trials information we are going to get….
Missy Frankin was the best backstroker on the planet in 2012 and 2013. But now a crowd of young talents threatens her return trip to the Olympics in the 100 back.
Clara Smiddy is one of the top 8 names to scratch on day 3 of the Arena Pro Series.
Top prelims qualifier Quah Zheng Wen of Singapore will not contest the 200 free at finals of the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series, instead focusing only on the 100 fly.
The 19& under U.S. talent in the backstroke is starting to creep up on the tried-and-true Olympians up top, and Missy & co. will need to be on their game in the 200 back finals at Trials.
Winning 3 individual titles, Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey was one of the Wolverines’ big difference makers at this year’s Women’s Big Ten Championships.
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey has already claimed two individual Big Ten titles so far and will go after the 100 freestyle during today’s prelims.
Freshman Lilly King rattled the Big Ten 100 breaststroke record in prelims only to blast it out of the water during finals tonight. An incredible 57.35 was King’s winning time during tonight’s finals, just .12 off the American Record.
The Michigan Wolverines are on top of the Big Ten through day 2 of the Women’s Championships, but Indiana’s Lilly King and Ohio State’s Liz Li may have something to say about that during today’s events.
Liz Li absolutely owned the 50 freestyle this morning in Ann Arbor, clocking a 21.73 to hold the nation’s 2nd-fastest time behind newly-minted 2016 SEC Champion Olivia Smoliga (21.67). She got the job done tonight, becoming the 2016 Big Ten Champion with a winning time of 21.80.
Sophomore Clara Smiddy from Michigan looks to defend her 200 IM Big Ten title from last year, taking on the likes of IU freshman Lilly King and Wolverine teammate Siobhan Haughey in tonight’s finals. Smiddy snagged the #2 seed this morning.
Michigan returns all 8 legs of their night 1 relays from a year ago and host the 2016 Big Ten Championships.