Lilly King was fired up after posting a world-leading 1:04.72 in the women’s 100 breast semis, and has her first chance to qualify for the Olympics tonight.
Katie Ledecky should swim twice this morning, with qualifying heats of the 200 & 1500 free. Meanwhile, we’ll get the first Phelps-less 200 fly since 1996.
The theme of Tuesday morning will be event doubles – who is taking on two events and who scratched an event or two to focus in on a primary swim.
Zane Grothe and Madisyn Cox were two of the most notable swimmers to miss finals on day one of Wave II of the US Olympic Trials.
Follow along for live updates of the first of 15 sessions at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II, with five events on this morning’s slate.
By the conclusion of the Wave II meet on Sunday, June 20th, the Olympic swimming roster for the United States of America will be filled.
Kieran Smith is scheduled to swim 7 events, including the 100/200/400/800 free, 200 back, and 200/400 IM. He is seeded top 3 in just the 200/400 free, though.
World record holder Ryan Lochte may be swimming next to guys almost half his age as vies for his 5th-straight spot on the USA Olympic Team in this event.
After Michael Phelps represented the US at 5 consecutive Olympic Games, the men’s 200 fly is wide-open at Olympic Trials, with a field led by Luca Urlando.
Leah Smith swam to the 3rd fastest time from an American this year in the 400 IM, trailing only Melanie Margalis and Madisyn Cox.
With the USA’s Olympic 4×200 win streak on the line, the USA will be looking for some big drops from veterans and fresher faces alike in Omaha.
Zane Grothe, the fastest American in the event currently, will look to beat the field in an event that features no returning Olympians from 2016.
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The last AM men’s prelims session will feature the 200 IM (top seed Caio Pumputis), 200 back (top seed Ryan Murphy), and 100 free (top seed Caeleb Dressel).
Out like a lightning bolt was Cal’s Trenton Julian, splitting 54.64 at the halfway point and never slowing down, touching the wall with a 1:55.77