2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Day 1 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
The Olympic Channel has started posting race videos from various swimming finals from this summer’s past Olympic games on their Youtube channel. You can check them out below.
Team USA (Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian)- Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Final
Team USA in a standout performance winning their 9th consecutive gold in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the Olympics. Aside from the overall stellar relay performance, Ryan Murphy broke the world record with his 100m backstroke split of 51.85, touching in faster than his individual time of 51.97 earlier in the week.
Michael Phelps- Men’s 100m Butterfly
Michael Phelps looking content in falling short of gold to Singapore’s and University of Texas sprinter Joseph Schooling. Schooling’s performance won him the first ever gold for his country of Singapore.
Michael Phelps- Men’s 200m Butterfly
Michael Phelps reclaimed his 200m Butterfly gold with Chad Le Clos falling short to place fourth in the final.
Maya DiRado- Women’s 200m Backstroke
Simone Manuel- Women’s 100m Freestyle
Simone Manuel made history in her 100m Freestyle performance tying to win gold with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak. Manuel became the first African-American woman in the United States to win Olympic gold.
Katie Ledecky, Leah Smith- Women’s 800m Freestyle
Katie Ledecky smashed her own world record while winning Olympic gold in her 800m Freestyle performance.
Katie Ledecky- Women’s 200m Freestyle
Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte- Men’s 200m Individual Medley
The long lived rivalry between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps came to a shocking close in Rio. With Phelps gaining yet another gold medal and his 4th consecutive in the 200m Individual Medley, and Lochte falling short to gain a fifth place finish.
Team USA (Kathleen Baker, Lily King, Dana Vollmer, and Simone Manuel)-Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Team USA (Conner Dwyer, Townley Haas, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps)-Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Ryan Murphy, Jacob Peebly- Men’s 200m Backstroke
Anthony Ervin, Nathan Adrian- Men’s 50m Freestyle
Anthony Ervin became the oldest male ever to win individual Olympic gold with his best ever 50m Freestyle performance just barely out touching Florent Manaudou by a hundredth of a second with a time of 21.40. USA’s Nathan Adrian won Olympic bronze with a time of 21.49.
Team USA (Caleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, Nathan Adrian)- Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Ryan Murphy, David Plummer- Men’s 100m Backstroke
Ryan Murphy setting a new Olympic record touching in at 51.97. Fellow Team USA swimmer David Plummer gained Olympic bronze behind Murphy touching in at 52.40.
Katie Ledecky, Leah Smith- Women’s 400m Freestyle
Katie Ledecky set a new world record with a knockout performance clocking in at 3.56.46 to win Olympic gold. Team USA swimmer Leah Smith touched in at 4.01.92 to win Olympic bronze.