In semifinal two of the men’s 100 back in Omaha, Minnesota alumnus David Plummer erupted for a new lifetime best, world-leading time, and fifth fastest swim ever of 52.12 to win the heat.
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.
Austin Katz (pictured above) will take on Carter Griffin and Cameron Craig in a swim-off to determine which swimmer will swim in the 100 back semifinals tonight.
The men’s 100 back shapes up to be one of the races of the meet, with defending Olympic champion Matt Grevers looking to fend off the world’s #1 and #3 ranked swimmers: David Plummer and Ryan Murphy.
Released today, the psych sheets for the US Olympic Trials show that Matt Grevers is entered in the 200 backstroke.
David Plummer is first of the 192 entrants in the men’s 100 back at 2016 Olympic Trials. There are 44% more 100 backstrokers this year than in 2012.
Matt Grevers has stiff competition in Omaha. Who are your picks to make the U.S. Olympic Team in the men’s 100m backstroke?
Michael Phelps will be searching for his first world record since 2009 this summer at his fifth and final Olympics.
Pop quiz: who is officially the fastest American 100 backstroker since the end of the 2012 Olympics?
Find a video recap of the final night in Santa Clara here from commentators Rowdy Gaines and Jason Knapp.
Because the top swimmers in the nation are spread out this weekend, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 Americans in each race across all 3 meets to compare where the swimmers are at as they head towards Trials.
Josh Prenot’s consistency in the 200 breast has moved him to the front of the pack of contenders for the two spots on the US Olympic team.
David Plummer powered his way to a 52.40 to win the event in Indianapolis tonight, clipping his previous lifetime best of 52.51. That maintains his #2 spot in the world rankings behind Australia’s Mitch Larkin.
David Plummer rocked a 53.24 in the 100 back this morning, and will race again before a Mitch Larkin v. Ryan Murphy battle in California later tonight.
Leah Smith swam her way to 4:05.21 in the 400 free for a four-second edge on the field. She will be the favorite tonight.