Summary of the live broadcast of the first day

2024 US Olympic Trials

The wait is finally over.

SwimSwam is on the scene reporting live on the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials, which kick off this morning from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Competition will begin with the women’s 100m butterfly heats, and will be followed by the women’s 400m freestyle, men’s 100m breaststroke and men’s 400m freestyle in an opening session of four events.

Many of the best female swimmers will compete in the trials directly from the jump Tori Hosk, Gretchen Walsh, Regan Smith And Claire Corzan She is scheduled to compete in the women’s 100 fly.

Katie Ledecky She leads the women’s 400 free with a chance to book a ticket for her fourth Olympic team in tonight’s final, while she is the defending world champion. Nick Fink The 100 men’s breaststroke and 400 men’s free chest top are relatively open David Johnston And Kieran Smith Comes as the highest seed.

Women’s 100 Butterfly – Prelims

  • World record: 55.48, Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden) – Olympic Games 2016
  • American record: 55.64, Tori Hosk – World Championship 2022
  • US Open record: 55.66, Tori Hosk (USA) – 2021 US Olympic Trials
  • World junior record: 56.20, Claire Corzan (USA) – 2021 TAC Titans Premier Invitational
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Tori Hosk55.66
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 57.92

Semi-final qualifiers:

  1. Gretchen Walsh (NAC), 55.94
  2. Tori Hosk (AC), 56.26
  3. Regan Smith (Texla), 56.68
  4. Alex Shackle (CSC), 57.07
  5. Kelly bash (Texla), 57.66
  6. Beata Nelson (UN-Wisconsin), 57.68
  7. Claire Corzan (TAC-NC), 58.17
  8. Abby Ahrens (Wolf), 58.19
  9. Emma Sticklin (TXLA), 58.22
  10. Lily Nordmann (alto), 58.38
  11. Leah Shackley (Bre), 58.47
  12. Josephine Fuller (fig.), 58.56
  13. Annika Parkey (PAC), 58.58
  14. Olivia Bray (Texas), 58.67
  15. Charlotte Crush (LAK) 58.68
  16. Dakota Luther (TXLA), 58.73

Gretchen Walsh I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2024 Olympic Trials.

After a standout NCAA season highlighted by her stunning record in the 100 fly, Walsh became the seventh woman in history to break 56 seconds in the long pool, clocking 55.94 seconds to become the second-fastest American of all time. .

Walsh turned off her previous best time of 56.14 to pass her Dana Vollmer for second place in American history, and has also moved to sixth place all-time.

All-time performer, Women’s 100 Butterfly (LCM) – Under 56

  1. Sarah Sjöström (Sweden), 55.48 – 2016 Olympic Games
  2. Maggie McNeil (Canada), 55.59 – 2021 Olympic Games
  3. Zhang Yufei (China), 55.62 – 2020 is a Chinese citizen
  4. Tori Hosk (USA) 55.64 – 2022 World Championships
  5. Emma McKeown (Australia), 55.72 – 2021 Olympic Games
  6. Gretchen Walsh (USA), 55.94 – 2024 US Olympic Trials
  7. Dana Vollmer (USA), 55.98 – 2012 Olympic Games

American record holder Tori Hosk She followed Walsh’s swim by producing the No. 2 time of the morning in the final heat, touching 56.26.

Huske leads the world rankings this season with her impressive time of 55.68 from the Pro Swim Series stop in San Antonio.

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Regan Smith She topped the first circuit-classified heat in a time of 56.68, after setting a PB of 56.26 earlier this year.

Smith had the fastest back half in the field at 29.57.

Fourth qualifying place overall went to Carmel Alex Shacklewho smashed 15 hundredths of her previous best of 57.22 in 57.07, maintaining her place as the No. 3 all-time performer in the girls 17-18 age group.

After breaking 58 seconds for the first time earlier this season, Beata Nelson She had a promising opening swim at the trials, resetting her best time of 57.68 to comfortably qualify for sixth place in the semi-finals.

Lakeside Charlotte Crush She dropped nearly three-tenths off her best time to earn a semifinal berth in 15th place, clocking 58.68 to rank 10th all-time in the 15-16 age group.

In Heat 5, Jersey Wahoos take the lead Audrey Derivaux She began her first Olympic Trials with an impressive showing, running an all-time best of 59.25 to move into second place all-time in the girls 13-14 age group.

They ended up reaching the semi-finals noticeably faster than in 2021 – 58.73 compared to 59.05 three years ago.

Women’s 400 freestyle – preliminary heats

  • World record: 3:55.38, Ariarne Titmus (Australia) – 2023 World Championship
  • American record: 3:56.46, Katie Ledecky (USA) – 2016 Olympic Games
  • US Open record: 3:57.94, Katie Ledecky (USA) – 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series
  • Junior world record: 3:56.08, McIntosh Summer (Canada) – 2023 World Championship
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Katie Ledecky4:01.27
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 4:07.90

Final qualifiers:

  1. Katie Ledecky (JSC), 3:59.99
  2. Big Madden (New York), 4:04.83
  3. Gillian Cox (TXLA), 4:06.35
  4. Maddie Mintenko (PPA) 4:07.53
  5. Erin Gemmell (NCAP), 4:08.42
  6. Aurora Rqir (alto) 4:09.67
  7. Katie Grimes (sand) / Anna Peplowski (ISC), 4:09.87

Katie Ledecky She asserted her dominance from the start in the women’s 400-meter freestyle, as she overcame the final heat with an impressive pace, along with Claire Weinstein Before withdrawing to a decisive victory.

Ledecky came home with a time of 3:59.99, her 29th time under the 4:00 barrier.

The 27-year-old holds the top seed heading into tonight’s final by nearly five seconds, with fellow Tokyo Olympics finalist Big Madden Second qualification with a time of 4:04.83. Madden ran a best time earlier this season of 4:03.02.

Longhorn water toys Gillian Cox She shaved a quarter of a second off her best time to move into third place at 4:06.35, while the 16-year-old Maddy Mintenko She broke 4:08 for the first time to move into sixth place all-time in the girls 15-16 age group.

The biggest story to come out of the women’s 400 free is who didn’t make the final.

Weinstein came out fast with Ledecky early but faded down the stretch, splitting 2:14 over 200 seconds to finish 30th in 4:14.20 — nearly 10 seconds shy of her best time.

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Bella Sims It was in the heat between Weinstein and Ledecky but he was never in the battle on the front, trailing throughout and touching 4:12.49 for 20th place.

He was missing too Leah Smiththe 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the event, finished 10th with a time of 4:10.09.

Smith She revealed in April that she had dealt with a torn labrum earlier this year.

Weinstein (4:04.54) and Smith (4:06.80) ranked third and fourth among Americans heading into the meet this season, trailing only Ledecky and Madden.

One swimmer who benefited from the stumble of some big names was Alto Swim Club Aurora Roger. The 21-year-old clocked a best time of 4:09.46 in May, and was rightly so (4:09.67) to reach the final in sixth place, before tying for seventh among Katie Grimes And Anna Peplowski.

Men’s 100 Breaststroke – Preliminaries

  • World record: 56.88, Adam Beatty (GBR) – 2019 World Championship
  • American record: 58.14, Michael Andrew – Olympic Trials 2021
  • US Open record: 58.14, Michael Andrew (USA) – 2021 Olympic Trials
  • Junior world record: 59.01, Niccolò Martinenghi (ITA) – 2017 World Junior Championships
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Michael Andrew – 58.73
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 59.49

Semi-final qualifiers:

  1. Nick Fink (Nyack), 59.24
  2. Josh Matheny (International Study Centre), 59.34
  3. Charlie Swanson (Nova), 59.44
  4. Jake Foster (Radiology), 59.59
  5. Michael Andrew (MASA), 59.72
  6. Liam Bell (CAL), 1:00.15
  7. Brian Benzing (Tos) 1:00.16
  8. Luke Rodarte (CAL)/Tommy Cobb (CW) 1:00.23
  9. Noah Nichols (CA-Young), 1:00.24
  10. Matt Fallon (UPN), 1:00.35
  11. Cody Miller (Sand), 1:00.45
  12. Daniel Roy (TDPS), 1:00.57
  13. AG Patch (VT), 1:00.61
  14. Woe to be (TXLA), 1:00.78
  15. Danny Kovac (TRI)/Ben Kono (TOC), 1:00.80

Reigning world champion Nick Fink He led a group of five men under 1:00 in the 100 breaststroke heats, recording 59.24 from the 11th and final round before Jake Foster (59.59).

Fink and Foster were the U.S. representatives in the event at the 2024 World Championships, posting times of 58.57 and 59.48 respectively in Doha that ranked them 1-2 among Americans this season heading into the meet.

The penultimate heat saw Michael Andrew Take things quickly for an early lead before he is outdone Josh Matheny (59.34) and Charlie Swanson (59.44) down the stretch, with Andrew rounding out the top five in 59.72.

Swanson’s swim marked a new lifetime best, eclipsing his previous mark of 59.89 set last summer.

He set the best qualifying times in sixth and seventh place Liam Bell And Brian Benzingwho came in with best times in the 1:01.1 range and essentially led by a full second, with Bell in 1:00.15 and Benzing in 1:00.16.

The No. 3 seed is coming Noah Nichols2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Cody MillerThey were among the group of swimmers in the one-distance intermediate qualifying for the semi-finals. Nichols and Miller both came in with season bests of 1:00.2 and their times were 1:00.24 and 1:00.45, respectively.

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A tie for 16th place was Danny Kovac And Ben Kono in 1:00.80, which means we will likely see her qualify for last place in the semi-finals.

Kovac’s swim was the best of his life, his first time under 1:01, while Kono’s PB of 1:00.18 stems from the 2021 Olympic Trials.

Three swimmers were disqualified from the event, all for “alternating kicks.” that was Zuhair Van, Flynn Creasy And Alex Lakin.

Men’s 400 freestyle – preliminary heats

  • World record: 3:40.07, Paul Biedermann (Germany) – 2009 World Championships
  • American record: 3:42.78, Larsen Jensen – 2008 Olympics
  • US Open record: 3:43.53, Larsen Jensen (USA) – 2008 Olympic Trials
  • Junior world record: 3:44.31, Peter Metzen (Belgium) – 2023 European Junior Championships
  • 2020 US Olympic Trials Champion: Kieran Smith — 3:44.86
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 3:46.78

Semi-final qualifiers:

  1. Luke Whitlock (fast), 3:46.42
  2. David Johnston (TST), 3:47.17
  3. Jake Mitchell (Fluor), 3:47.76
  4. Aaron Shackle (CSC) 3:47.96
  5. Jake Magahi (SA), 3:48.16
  6. Kieran Smith (RAC), 3:48.25
  7. Daniel Matheson (Sunday), 3:48.57
  8. Bobby Fink (SPA) 3:48.63

Fishermen’s area Luke Whitlock He swam overall in the final heat of the session in the men’s 400 freestyle, working his way to the top time of the session by three-quarters of a second.

The 18-year-old clocked 3:46.42, obliterating his previous best of 3:49.10 and moving into second place ever in the boys 17-18 age group, just behind Larsen JensenEffort from the 2004 Olympics.

Top Performers, USA Boys 17-18 400 Freestyle (LCM)

  1. Larsen Jensen, 3:46.08 – 2004
  2. Luke Whitlock, 3:46.42 – 2024
  3. Michael Phelps 3:46.73 – 2003
  4. Kleti Keller/Aaron Shackel 3:47.00 – 2000/2003

Whitlock went toe-to-toe David Johnston And Jake Mitchell In the eighth and final round, the trio ended up securing the three middle lanes for the final.

Johnston, the top seed, clocked 3:47.17 seconds to take second place, while Mitchell surged in the final 150 minutes to seize third place with a time of 3:47.76 seconds.

Five of the eight ‘A’ finalists ended up being eliminated from the final qualifiers, with Jake Magahi And Daniel Matheson Also get into work.

Caramel Aaron Shackle Impressed in heat 7, excelling Kieran Smith finishing first in 3:47.96, with Smith securing a place in the final not long after in 3:48.25.

Age phenomenon Luka Mijatovic He had a puzzling battle in Heat 6 with Norvin Klontzstormed his way to a new lifetime best of 3:50.71, just three hundredths ahead of Larsen JensenThe national record for the 15-16 boys age group of 3:50.68 was set in 2002.

Mijatovic finished twelfth overall. He set his previous best of 3:51.18 in March, breaking his own 13-14 NAG record.

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