Watch Olympic Trials Wave II Day 1 Finals (Race Videos + Press Conferences)

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Men’s 400 IM – Final

Top 3:

  1. Chase Kalisz (ABSC), 4:09.09
  2. Jay Litherland (DYNA), 4:10.33
  3. Carson Foster (RAYS), 4:10.86

Women’s 100 Fly – Semifinal

Top 3:

  1. Torri Huske (AAC), 55.78 AR
  2. Claire Curzan (TAC), 56.81
  3. Kelsi Dahlia (CARD), 56.91

Men’s 400 Free – Final

Top 3:

  1. Kieran Smith (FLOR), 3:44.86
  2. Jake Mitchell (CSC), 3:48.17
  3. Ross Dant (NCS), 3:48.30

Women’s 400 IM – Final

Top 3:

  1. Emma Weyant (SYS), 4:33.81
  2. Hali Flickinger (SUN), 4:33.96
  3. Melanie Margalis (SPA), 4:34.08

Men’s 100 Breast – Semifinal

Top 3:

  1. Michael Andrew (RPC), 58.14 AR
  2. Nic Fink (ABSC), 58.50
  3. Andrew Wilson (ABSC), 59.08

Chase Kalisz notched the first Olympic spot of the night in the men’s 400 IM final. Kalisz took over the race on the breaststroke, out splitting Carson Foster who was ahead by about .20. Foster held strong for the first 300 meters, but Jay Litherland made up ground on the last 100, going from third to out touching Foster by about half a second in true photo-finish fashion.

Press Conference: Chase Kalisz, Kieran Smith, Jack Baurle

If you’re being geo-blocked from watching the video below, you can also watch it here.

The women’s 400 IM was one of the closest races of the night. 19-year-old Emma Weyant of the Sarasota Sharks. It came down to the last 50 meters, where Weyant blasted a 30.35, half a second faster than both of Hali Flickinger‘s 50 freestyle splits. Weyant’s last 100 meters came out to be 1:01.79 which was enough to out touch second-place finisher Flickinger by .15. Melanie Margalis had a dominant breaststroke leg (1:15.42), garnering her 3rd place just .12 behind Flickinger.

Press Conference: Emma Weyant

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We can’t leave out the two American Records set tonight, by Torri Huske in the 100 fly  semifinal (55.78) and Michael Andrew in the 100 breast finals (58.14).

Arlington Aquatic Club’s Huske was the only swimmer to crack 56.00 tonight. She split the race 25.96/29.82 to take down Dana Vollmer’s American Record from the 2012 Olympics. In second place was 16-year-old Claire Curzan of TAC Titans (56.81) who was followed closely by Kelsi Dahlia (56.91).

Andrew snuck under his own hours-old record by .05. Second place finisher Nic Fink also crushed his prelims time, beating it by .71 for a time of 58.50. They were the only ones under 59:00 tonight, but the finals are set up to be fast on Monday night.

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Penguin
1 month ago

Wow. I gotta be honest. I wasnt the biggest fan of Kalisz after his whole Georgia eligibility episode and his attitude after many of his races (not that my opinion matters) but he seems to have grown up quite a bit and this conference shows he’s a stand up guy. It’s gonna go down with Seto!

Penguin
Reply to  Penguin
1 month ago

Interesting what he said about Carson having 3 better strokes than him. Yeah, he was being humble and kind, but it does shed light on how strategic the 400 IM is.

Expat
1 month ago

Can you make your YT videos available outside the US?

Margalis Stan
1 month ago

Video unavailable

The uploader has jot made this video available in your country
😭😭😭😭😭

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Margalis Stan
1 month ago

I was told that under Biden USA would be less isolationist and more open to the world! 😆
Everything is blocked outside of USA. We can’t even watch the race videos.
I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE NBC!

Anonymoose
Reply to  Margalis Stan
1 month ago

VPN

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  Margalis Stan
1 month ago

VPN go brrr

David
1 month ago

I appreciate AUSTRALIA putting their trials on AMAZON PRIME.
The US should’ve done the same
We can’t watch it ☹️

David
1 month ago

I appreciate AUSTRALIA putting their trials on AMAZON PRIME for the world to see.
The US should’ve done the same
We can’t watch it ☹️

Zanna
1 month ago

Thanks for posting the interviews! Please keep them coming.

Bobo Gigi
1 month ago

Miracle! I’ve found some videos.
Thanks to the guy posting the races and doing the analysis on his YouTube channel but it would be nice if he could just remove his face from the picture during the races. 😆

Michael Andrew 100 breast prelims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQBSFzVKHVA

Bobo Gigi
1 month ago

Michael Andrew 100 breast semifinal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spuWqm5ddGk