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
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 3 Prelims Live Stream (NBC Olympics)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
The 15-year-old Hayes, of the Fox Valley Park District Riptides, went 2:12.89 in tonight’s semifinal round, taking 10th overall and dropping two-tenths off her lifetime-best.
Hayes went 2:13.06 back in 2019 – that still sits #2 in the 13-14 age group history behind only Missy Franklin. Hayes has since aged up to the 15-16 age group, though she’s still on the younger end of that bracket at 15. Her swim tonight moves her up to #12 all-time in that age group, two spots ahead of former world record-holder Ariana Kukors.
The National Age Group record is a 2:10.41 set by Katie Hoff back in 2005. Hayes is about 2.4 seconds off that record with a full year left in the age group.
Meanwhile, in the same semifinal, 17-year-old Charlotte Hook also moved up in her own age group’s history. Hook went 2:13.04, taking six-tenths of a second off her best time. Like Hayes, Hook’s best time comes from several years ago, when she was down an age group. Her big swim today moves her to #19 in 17-18 age group history, and just like Hayes, she has a full year left in that age group.
She displaces Regan Smith, who was 2:13.18 in this age group. Smith, now 19, just made her first Olympic team tonight in the 100 back.
The National Age Group record for 17-18s is 2:09.01 from Alex Walsh.