The U.S. Olympic swimming team is starting to take shape. This week, Wave 2 of the Olympic swimming trials is taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, with the top American talents all converging on the CHI Health Center Arena trying to post the best time possible.
Familiar names like Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte and Caeleb Dressel are competing with dozens of swimmers hoping for a shot at gold in the 2021 Summer Olympics — held now a year later than planned.
Each day, there will be finals in different events held in the evening and shown on NBC, while prelims will be done during the day leading up to the final day of qualifications, Sunday, June 20, when there will only be an evening round of finals. Sporting News is tracking all the Olympic qualifiers throughout the week. Here’s what you need to know. The top two swimmers in each event will most likely earn spots on the Olympic team. For both the 100 free and the 200 free, the top six finishers will earn spots to swim on the Olympic relay units.