Monday, June 25, 2012


Today is like Christmas Eve for me because I cannot wait to watch some wicked fast swimming at the USA Olympic Trials! The USA Trials differ from the Canadian Trials in my mind for a few reasons:
  1. No one has a safe spot on the team. USA swimming is much, much deeper than Canadian Swimming (in many cases, the top 5 entries in the USA trials are top 10 times in the world and faster than our Canadian Records) and sometimes all it takes is one good race or one bad race to knock out the favorite and knock in the newbie.Tensions will be high in Omaha, but its going to be so fun to watch!
  2. For the reasons above, this meet may end up being more competitive and possibly faster than the Olympics.
  3. The Phelps/Lochte rivalry is not comparable to anything in Canadian Swimming.
  4. Take out Phelps and Lochte and there are still so many high profile story lines to follow.
  5. At this time of the year, this is a GREAT primer for the Olympic Games in London.
Dave Ling of TSC is also covering these trials in his own words. Check out his blog here.
Live results & psych sheets for the meet can be found here.
TV broadcast schedule can be found here.
Prelims Live Webcast can be found here.

Lots of people call themselves fans of swimming, but some of the best and fastest swimming in the world will be broadcast online and on TV this week. In my humble opinion, you cannot say that you love the sport and miss any of this action. Talk is cheap; soak up the beauty of this sport as much as you can.