2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT (8PM finals on Friday & Saturday)
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 6 Finals Live Stream
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 6 Finals Heat Sheet
Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 100 FLY SEMI-FINALS
- World Record: Caeleb Dressel (USA) – 49.50 (2019)
- American Record: Caeleb Dressel – 49.50 (2019)
US Open Record: Caeleb Dressel – 50.17 (2021)
- World Junior Record: Kristof Milak (HUN) – 50.62 (2017)
- 2016 Olympic Champion: Joseph Schooling (SGP) – 50.39
- 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Michael Phelps – 51.00
- Wave I Cut: 54.19
- Wave II Cut: 53.37
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 51.96
- Caeleb Dressel (GSC), 49.76 US
- Tom Shields (CAL), 51.20
- Coleman Stewart (WOLF), 51.54
- Danny Kovac (UMIZ), 51.61
- Trenton Julian (SMSC), 51.70
- Luca Urlando (DART), 51.77
- Zach Harting (CARD), 51.99
- Tyler Sesvold (BAMA), 52.06
Caeleb Dressel torched his hours-old U.S. Open Record in the men’s 100 butterfly, blasting a time of 49.76 in the second semi-final to lower his prelim mark of 50.17.
Dressel’s performance is his fourth under 50 seconds, something that has only been done twice before in history, when Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic had their epic duel in the 2009 World Championship final.
Dressel, the two-time reigning world champion in this event, also now owns seven of the 10-fastest swims in history.
Shields’ swim is his fastest since the 2016 Olympic Trials (where he also went 51.20, qualifying for the Olympic team behind Phelps), while Stewart’s lops almost six-tenths off his lifetime best of 52.11 set at the 2019 World University Games.