Kevin Cordes swam 58.94 tonight to set new American and U.S. Open Records in the 100 breast today.
Although he scratched the 400 IM for tonight, let’s appreciate that Josh Prenot did make it back at the Olympic Trials in 2 very different events on the same day
Earlier today, 8th seed Tyler Clary scratched out of the 400 IM final, pushing up Abrahm Devine of Stanford into the final. Two more have scratched out of the final: Josh Prenot and Michael Weiss.
Check out the publication schedule for all 26 of our event-by-event U.S. Olympic Trials previews, plus links to each event page as it goes live.
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.
Whereas Ryan Lochte held 4 top seeds headed into the 2012 Olympic Trials, this year’s highly anticipated meet sees Phelps hold 3 #1 spots.
The 400m IM at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials looks to be another case of old vs new, pinning multi-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte and Olympic gold medallist Tyler Clary against a top tier group of collegiate standouts.
Will Licon will not swim the 400 IM at US Olympic Trials, instead opting for the 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM.
The 200 IM will be the only race at Olympic Trials that will feature the two fastest men ever – Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps – competing against each other.
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.
Tonight’s finals of the Arena Pro Swim at Santa Clara will see plenty of action, including a 50 free final with Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, and James Magnussen.
Watch Sun Yang and Conor Dwyer’s battle in the 200 free from last night.
Today at the Arena Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara, we’ll see Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin go head to head in the 50 free. Ryan Murphy will take on Mitch Larkin in the men’s 100 back, and the men’s 400 free will feature another battle between Sun Yang and Conor Dwyer.
Sun Yang crushed the world’s fastest 200 free to kick off a firework-filled night in Santa Clara.
Kevin Cordes won a silver medal at last year’s World Champs with a quick 2:08.05.