Kate McCarville on Dropping Nearly 7 Seconds from Prelims to Win the 400 IM

Kate McCarville took the race over relatively early, and didn’t look back, managing to hold off a charging Katie Trace on the free leg


US Olympic Trials Wave I: Watch Day 1 Prelims Race Videos

Check out some of the top race videos from day 1 prelims at the 2021 United States Olympic Trials Wave I in Omaha, Nebraska.

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2021 Olympic Trials Wave I Video Roundup – Day 2

We saw names from last night such as Autumn Haebig, Patrick Sammon and Katie Trace place 2nd in events while new names came to the forefront


Katie Trace “I could feel the energy coming from the stadium”

In an incredible turn of events, the 7th seed won the race. OSU’s Katie Trace, in a classic display of “outside smoke”, led for the majority of the race

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Hayden Miller: “I just wanted to get it over with so I would not throw up”

The 16-year-old came home in a blistering 31.39, dropping nearly 5 seconds to dip under 8:40 for the first time in her career


Autumn Haebig on 100 Back Win: “I wasn’t expecting to really do that well”

After not swimming a best time in the LCM 100 back in several years, Nebraska’s Autumn Haebig swam 2 today on Day 1 of Wave I Trials

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Garrett McGovern on Going 1-2 with Navy Teammate in 800 Free

It was the pair of Navy boys who touched first and advanced to Wave II next week. Neither McGovern or Johnson swam a PR, but they ultimately got the job done


17-Year-Old Patrick Sammon on Breaking 50-Second Barrier to Win Wave I 100 Free

Sammon held strong with a very slight lead through the 2nd 50, extending into the finish to touch as the only 49 in the field. The swim was a personal best

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Camille Spink on Last 15m: “It’s the part of the race where you need guts”

Spink extended her lead heading into the finish, registering a 55.26 and making her #13 all-time among 15-16 year old girls


Carl Bloebaum Describes the Electric Environment of Wave I Trials

Mason Manta Rays’ Carl Bloebaum doubled down on his lifetime best prelims swim, tearing to a new personal mark of 1:58.90

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2021 Olympic Trials Wave I Video Roundup – Day 1

We go through and give you some of our highlight swims from the first finals session of Wave I, many of which were from 18-unders

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Getting an Inside Look into the 2021 ISL Season 3 Draft

SwimSwam sat down with ISL CEO Konstantin Koudriaev and ISL Technical Director Apostolos Tsagkarakis to unpack and demystify the upcoming ISL draft


How Fast Will Olivia Smoliga Swim at U.S. Olympic Trials?

Smoliga surprised fans dropping a best time at the Atlanta Classic. How fast will she swim at Olympic Trials in the 100 back or even the 200 free?


Dr. Megan Holtzman, Chief Scientist at Tritonwear

Dr. Megan Holtzman is Tritonwear’s Chief Scientist, the right person to help us breakdown why data matters in swimming today

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Nathan Mundt on Becoming Head Coach of Iowa After Team Cuts Men’s Program

Mundt takes over after 17-year head coach Marc Long declined the opportunity to continue with the program when the men’s team was cut.