U.S. Trials: Through The Lens Photo Vault


  • June 15-23, 2024
  • Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, IN
  • LCM (50 Meters)
  • Session Start Times (ET):
    • 11 a.m. Prelims
    • 7:45 p.m. Finals (varying based on broadcast needs)
  • Meet Central
  • Broadcast Info

What a week! As a photographer, Olympic Trials is the pinnacle of events to shoot. The primary aspects I long for at an event that I’m shooting is emotion and colors, both of which ran rampant at Lucas Oil Stadium. Emotions are high as athletes achieve their lifelong dreams (and the reverse feeling of heartbreak when missing the Olympic team by a small margin), and the organizers blast all sorts of lights and colors throughout the venue to make for an epic presentation for both the TV viewers and folks that attend in person.

Here are my favorite photos from throughout the week, as well as photos from the last few nights of finals. Let me know in the comments which are your favorite and what you like or dislike most about them!

Phoebe Bacon (photo: Jack Spitser)

Thomas Heilmann (photo: Jack Spitser)

Aiden Hayes (photo: Jack Spitser)

Abbey Weitzeil (photo: Jack Spitser)

Emma Weyant Emma Weber Katharine Berkoff (photo: Jack Spitser)

David Johnson (photo: Jack Spitser)

Indy Trials Pool (photo: Jack Spitser)

Cheering for Gretchen and Caeleb (photo: Jack Spitser)

Trials Cheering with caps on (photo: Jack Spitser)

Olympic Trials 2024

Trials Start (photo: Jack Spitser)

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29 days ago

Thanks for taking such awesome photos.

29 days ago

Great photos. Some of us will wait the few extra days for film to be developed and scanned if you want to shoot Portra 800 or CineStill 800T and 3200.

Viking Steve
29 days ago

Great Pics! A few thoughts…

  1. Bacon chronically underestimated. Elite RACER who was always the favorite for 2nd in the 200 back IMO
  2. Thomas Heilman is going to be a superstar come 2028
  3. Michael Phelps looks like he has stayed in shape (…to make a run at 2028 200IM and 800 free relay….hopium…ok… just happy delusion)
Reply to  Viking Steve
29 days ago

Phelps should have a go at triathlon

29 days ago

Dressel just dropped a new insta post that he’s endorsed by skims with some…suggestive pics

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About Jack Spitser

Jack Spitser

Jack Spitser is a San Diego based photographer and entrepreneur who swam for UC San Diego under Olympic coach David Marsh and current coach Marko Djordjevic. He graduated in 2020, and ended his collegiate swimming career at the NCAA D2 Championships in March. Working for years as both a businessman …

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