Swimming World Biweekly: Game On

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Swimming World Biweekly: June 23, 2016 Issue

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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS PREVIEW

by David Rieder
U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska is the most exciting, most intense swimming event in the country…In just eight days of competition, the realization of one’s hopes and dreams will soon be revealed.
DAY 1–PG.8
DAY 2–PG. 8
DAY 3–PG. 9
DAY 4–PG. 10
DAY 5–PG. 11
DAY 6–PG. 12
DAY 7–PG. 13
DAY 8–PG. 14

HISTORIC SURPRISES AT U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

SPONSORED BY HASTY AWARDS

016 GABE WOODWARD’S OLYMPIC PRAYER
by Chuck Warner
After Gabe Woodward graduated from USC in 2001, it seemed that his swimming career was over. For nearly two years, he didn’t race or train. But his strong faith brought him back to the psort in 2003.

018 JEFF FARRELL INSPIRES A NATION
by Annie Grevers
In 1960, sportswriters had dubbed Jeff Farrell “the fastest swimmer in the world.” However, less than a week before the U,S, Olympic Trials, he underwent an emergency appendectomy. Doctors gave him six weeks to recover, yet only six days after surgery, he was back on the blocks.

022 BREEJA LARSON’S RISE TO THE OLYMPIC STAGE
by Annie Grevers
Breeja Larson first became interested in swimming when she was in eighth grade. But she also participated in volleyball, softball and track–and it wasn’t until she was 17 that she first began to take swimming seriously. Only three years later, she found herself at the U.S. Olympic Trials…

026 KIM BLACK’S 1-HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND
by Chuck Warner
At the 1996 Olympic Trials, Kim Black missed qualifying for the semifinals of the women’s 50 free by 1-hundredth of a second. In 2000, the tables were turned in her favor…

BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

028 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY ONE
by David Rieder
Admit it, you’ve felt the Olympic buzz. Maybe you’ve seen the Olympic rings and the countdown to the Games on your local NBC station. Maybe you’ve seen an article in your local newspaper about some teenage superstar making their first Olympic Trials cut…

030 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY TWO
by David Rieder
Most likely, something crazy will have happened on night one of Olympic Trials. Could have been a World or American record. Someone (Ryan Lochte) might have qualified for his fourth Olympic team or someone else (Elizabeth Beisel( her third…Well, not to worry, sports fans. There will be plenty of exciting races on night two.

032 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY THREE
by David Rieder
Day three of the Olympic Trials will be the first with four finals on the docket, and they should be four pretty good finals…There’s the 200 free, where the top six will qualify for the 800 free relay; the 100 backstrokes, where the Americans typically excel.

034 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY FOUR
by David Rieder
By day four of the Olympic Trials, you should probably have your routine figured out. You should be comfortable by now pretending to be productive at work while really watching the live stream of prelims…

036 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY FIVE
by David Rieder
The United States has not had the greatest success with the men’s 400 free relay as of late. Since Jason Lezak’s heroic anchor leg at the 2008 Olympics and another memorable win at the World Championships a year later, the Americans have an 0-for-gold streak running in the event.

038 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY SIX
by David Rieder
Think of the factors that decide who makes the Olympic team in an event: talent, hard work, perseverance, nutrition and effective recovery are all key to grabbing one of those elusive 40-50 spots. The event schedule? A bigger factor than one might realize…

040 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY SEVEN
by David Rieder
Day seven. The Olympic Trials will have been going for a full week at that point, and new Olympians will have qualified in 20 different events. So, yeah, the finish line is near…

042 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: DAY EIGHT
by David Rieder
All good things must come to an end, right? Today’s will be the last of our bold predictions for Olympic Trials, and here you will find the choices to make the team in the final two events of the meet, the women’s 50 free and men’s 1500 free.

043 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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