U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Results: Tracking the 2021 U.S. Team for Each Men’s and Women’s Event
The US Olympic swimming team is starting to take shape.
This week’s Wave 2 of the Olympic Swimming Trials takes place in Omaha, Nebraska, with America’s top talent all converging on the CHI Health Center Arena in an attempt to post the best possible times.
Familiar names like Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte and Caeleb Dressel are competing with dozens of swimmers in hopes of clinching gold at the 2021 Summer Olympics – which now take place a year later than planned.
Each day there will be finals at different events held in the evenings and broadcast on NBC, while the preliminaries will take place on the day before the final day of qualifying, on Sunday, June 20, when there will be only ‘an evening round of finals.
Sporting News follows all Olympic qualifiers throughout the week. Here’s what you need to know.
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How to qualify for the 2021 Olympics in swimming
The top two swimmers in each event will most likely win places on the Olympic team. In the 100 freestyle and the 200 freestyle, the top six will win places to swim in the Olympic relay units.
However, each of the top two will still need to reach the Olympic qualifying time during the events in order to be part of the team. If there is only one qualification, another swimmer may still qualify for the team if they have swam the necessary time in a FINA approved time trial or swimming competition before the June 27.
Already that will be put to the test because in the men’s 400 freestyle, only Kieran Smith swam under the Olympic qualifying time of 3: 46.78 in wave 2. According to an NBC Sports report, Zane Groth is the only American swimmer to have recorded a time below this threshold since 2019 and he could make his way to the team despite being 11th in the prelims if one of the other top 10 in the 400 freestyle does not reach. this first time. Jake Mitchell, who placed second in the event, has a time of 3: 48.17 and could still push for second place.
On Tuesday, June 15, Mitchell clocked 3: 45.86 in a time trial to earn second place on the Olympic team.
2021 Olympic Swimming Trials Results
Below is the full list of swimmers who will compete in Tokyo as part of the US Olympic team.
Results will be updated below as the U.S. Swimming Trials events are completed. You can see the full results for each event via USA Swimming.
|400 freestyle||Katie Ledecky (4: 01.27), Paige Madden (4: 04.86)|
|100 back||Regan Smith (58.35), Rhyan White (58.6)|
|100 breaststroke||Lily King (1: 04.79), Lydia Jacoby (1: 05.28)|
|100 butterfly||Torri Huske (55.66), Claire Curzan (56.43)|
|200 individual medley||–|
|400 individual medley||Emma Weyant (4: 33.81), Hali Flickinger (4: 33.96)|
|200 freestyle||Kieran Smith (1: 45.29), Townley Haas (1: 45.66), Drew Kibler (1: 45.92) *, Andrew Seliskar (1: 46.34) *|
|400 freestyle||Kieran Smith (3: 44.86), Jake Mitchell (3: 45.86)|
|100 back||Ryan Murphy (52.33), Hunter Armstrong (52.48)|
|100 breaststroke||Michael Andrew (58.73), Andrew Wilson (58.74)|
|200 individual medley||–|
|400 individual medley||Chase Kalisz (4: 09.09), Jay Litherland (4: 10.33)|
* Indicates swimmer’s Olympic lineup on a relay