USA Swimming Trials: Day One Expert Analysis

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Shortly after the completion of the first night of finals at USA Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., Swimming World‘s David Rieder and SwimVortex’s John Lohn broke down the entire first night of racing, which included one major upset and one epic race where the eventual winner never led until the final 25 meters.

Somehow, the one American record that fell during the session ended up a total afterthought.

Watch the video below to see two full-on swim geeks discussing discussing how Chase KaliszJay LitherlandConnor JaegerConor DwyerMaya DiRado and Elizabeth Beisel earned spots on the Olympic team—and how Ryan LochteTownley Haas and others were shut out, at least for now.

Rieder and Lohn also previewed what is to come on day two—which will not feature 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.



  1. avatar

    good comments but one of these guys speks really really really quickly….. 🙁

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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