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Fast rising teens join Michael Andrew on US Olympic team

Jun. 15, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Andrew woke up feeling nauseous the morning of his first race at the U.S. Olympic trials. Torri Huske watched last week's meet featuring slower swimmers on TV, thinking it looked “so scary.” Claire Curzan was “terrified” going into her first final. ...

Need for speed: Ledecky wins 400 but slower than expected

Jun. 14, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky touched the wall far ahead of everyone else at the U.S. swimming trials. No surprise there. But she was taken aback by the time. It wasn't as fast as expected, raising the stakes for an expected showdown in Tokyo...

Emotions stir Michael Phelps in his return to US trials

Jun. 14, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s June in an Olympic year, and Michael Phelps is feeling it. In his mind and in his body. Except the winningest Olympian of all time has been retired for five years. Walking into these trials, seeing the swirling spotlights,...

Lochte fails to advance in 200 free prelims at US trials

Jun. 14, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle on Monday, his first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 36-year-old Lochte, attempting to make his fifth Olympic team, posted a time of 1...

The Phelps factor: Kalisz claims return trip to Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials. Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter...

Old-timers day: 30-somethings hanging on at US swim trials

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word “retirement.” So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age — if that. “I don’t think I’ll ever officially end it,” said the...

Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials. The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South...

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Dressel, Ledecky lead chase for Olympic berths at US trials

Jun. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel wants to command the Olympics the way he’s done at worlds. Katie Ledecky is seeking to extend her dominance. Ryan Lochte is going after his fifth — and last — Olympic berth. A couple of teenage girls have designs on shaking up the veterans. Simone...

Lochte, chastened by misdeeds, takes aim at 5th Olympics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He’s eager to make them forget the worst. The swimmer who embarrassed himself and the U.S. five years ago in Rio de Janeiro is seeking to make a record-tying fifth Olympic team. But...