The long awaited 2016 U.S Olympic Trials to select the American team that will represent the stars and stripes in Rio begin this morning. With it comes a fast start with big names competing on the first day.
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.
The SwimMAC Elite flight from Charlotte to Omaha had to make an emergency stop in Kansas City due to oxygen issues. The athletes trained in Platte City, MO yesterday, and they’re now safely in Omaha.
Michael Phelps is vying for his 4th straight Trials title in the men’s 200m butterfly event.
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.
Released today, the psych sheets for the US Olympic Trials show that Matt Grevers is entered in the 200 backstroke.
Tom Shields has decided to enter in 3 other events in addition to his specially fly races.
The men will have to battle it out in Omaha to determine who the Americans will send up against a stacked international field that includes Mitch Larkin, Ryosuke Irie, and Evgeny Rylov.
In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, and growth requires proper nutrition and extra calories.
Most events at the Olympic Trials have 3 rounds, prelims, semis, and finals. For the first two rounds, the only thing that matters is qualifying for the next round.
One of the major meet highlights was a new lifetime best by Ryan Lochte, though it didn’t come in one of his usual events. Lochte swam the 100 breast in 1:02.19, bettering his previous best of 1:02.30.
SwimSwam took a peek into a day in Tyler’s life during the most physically intense and mentally draining time of the season to find out what exactly he does each day – and it’s anything but dull!
Follow along for a live recap of the final preliminary session at the Arena Pro Swim Series – Charlotte.
Watch here for a live recap of day 3 finals action at the Arena Pro Swim Series – Charlotte. Leah Smith (above) comes in as the top seed in the 400 free.