US Olympic Swimming Trials Outcomes: US staff monitoring for all males’s and ladies’s competitions in 2021

The US Olympic swimming team is taking shape.

This week, wave 2 of the Olympic swimming competitions takes place in Omaha, Neb.

Well-known names like Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte and Caeleb Dressel compete with dozens of swimmers hoping for gold at the 2021 Summer Olympics – a year later than planned.

Every day there are finals in various events in the evening and are shown on NBC, while the preliminary rounds on the day before the last qualifying day on Sunday, the 20th finals.

Sporting News follows all Olympic qualifiers throughout the week. Here’s what you need to know.

MORE: Full TV Schedule for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Tests

How do I qualify for the 2021 Swimming Olympics?

The two best swimmers in each discipline will most likely get places on the Olympic team. With the 100 free as well as the 200 free places, the six winners will get places to swim in the Olympic relay units.

However, each of the top two finishers must reach Olympic qualifying time during the events to make it onto the team. If there is only one qualifier, another swimmer can still qualify for the team if they swim the required time in a FINA approved time trial or swimming competition before June 27th.

This is already being put to the test, because in the men’s 400 freestyle only Kieran Smith swam in wave 2 under the Olympic qualifying time of 3: 46.78. According to a report by NBC Sports, Zane Groth is the only American swimmer to have had a time below this threshold since 2019 and he could get himself 11th despite Jake Mitchell, second in the event, got a time of 3: 48.17 and could get himself still pushing for second place.

On Tuesday, June 15, Mitchell swam 3: 45.86 in a time trial and secured second place on the Olympic team.

Olympic swimming trials results 2021 swimming

Below is the full list of swimmers who will compete on the US Olympic team in Tokyo.

The results will be updated below once the US swim testing events are completed. You can see the full results for each event through USA Swimming.


event Olympic qualification
50 freestyle
100 freestyle
200 freestyle Katie Ledecky (1: 55.11), Allison Schmitt (1: 56.79), Paige Madden (1: 56.80), Katie McLaughlin (1: 57.16) *
400 freestyle Katie Ledecky (4: 01.27), Paige Madden (4: 04.86)
800 freestyle
1500 freestyle Katie Ledecky (15: 40.50), Erica Sullivan (15: 51.18)
100 backs Regan Smith (58.35), Rhyan White (58.6)
200 backs
100 breaststroke Lilly King (1: 04.79), Lydia Jacoby (1: 05.28)
200 breaststroke
100 butterfly Torri Huske (55.66), Claire Curzan (56.43)
200 butterfly Hail Flickinger (2: 05.85), Regan Smith (2: 06.99)
200 individual medley Alex Walsh (2: 09.30), Kate Douglass (2: 09.32)
400 individual medley Emma Weyant (4: 33.81), Hali Flickinger (4: 33.96)


event Olympic qualification
50 freestyle
100 freestyle Caeleb Dressel (47.39), Zach Apple (47.72)
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)
800 freestyle Bobby Finke (7: 48.22), Michael Brinegar (7: 49.94)
1500 freestyle
100 backs Ryan Murphy (52.33), Hunter Armstrong (52.48)
200 backs
100 breaststroke Michael Andrew (58.73), Andrew Wilson (58.74)
200 breaststroke Nic Fink (2: 07.55), Andrew Wilson (2: 08.32)
100 butterfly
200 butterfly Zach Harting (1: 55.06), Gunnar Bentz (1: 55.34)
200 individual medley
400 individual medley Chase Kalisz (4: 09.09), Jay Litherland (4: 10.33)

* Indicates that the swimmer created an Olympic line-up on a relay course

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