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U.S. Olympic swimming team

Jun. 21, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

The United States swimming team for the Tokyo Olympics, with name, age, hometown and events: WOMEN Haley Anderson, 29, Granite Bay, California, 10-kilometer marathon Phoebe Bacon, 18, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 200 backstroke ...

Dressel, Ledecky lead powerful US swim team headed to Tokyo

Jun. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With Michael Phelps five years into retirement, the stage is set in Tokyo for Caeleb Dressel. Katie Ledecky is ready to extend her dominance, competing in four individual events plus relays at the pandemic-delayed Olympics. They lead a powerful U.S....

What a comeback: Manuel wins at trials, Adrian falls short

Jun. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Simone Manuel whipped around to see the “1” beside her name, months of emotions came pouring out. She closed her eyes, brought her hands together in prayer and struggled to hold back the tears. Abbey Weitzeil, the woman...

Night of the stars: Dressel, Ledecky keep winning at trials

Jun. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — America's biggest swimming stars shined brightly on the next-to-last night of the Olympic trials. Their only complaint? Both wanted to go a bit faster Saturday. Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to...

Olympic champ Tony Ervin fails to advance at US swim trials

Jun. 19, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Tony Ervin failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials Saturday. Ervin, who went by Anthony when he won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, returned for one more trials at age 40...

Mother, two daughters strike gold in Alabama State Games

Jun. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Like mother, like daughter, like daughter. Catch them if you can. Dothan’s Karrie Hart won the gold medal in the overall female division of the 5K run in the Alabama State Games last Saturday morning and daughters Holley, age...

Manuel reveals burnout diagnosis after loss at swim trials

Jun. 18, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tears welled in Simone Manuel's eyes. Her voice broke as she revealed the heartbreaking reason behind her failure to advance in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials. The first Black woman ever to win an individual...

Dressel wins, but Manuel fails to advance in swim stunner

Jun. 17, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel locked up his spot for Tokyo, where he's expected to be one of the biggest stars in the Olympic pool. Simone Manuel got left behind. In the biggest surprise yet at the U.S. swimming trials, the defending Olympic...

Storm brewing on Katie Ledecky's Tokyo Olympic horizon

Jun. 17, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky is used to slaying her competition, winning not by hundredths but by full seconds. Usually lots of 'em. So when the world's dominant female distance swimmer goes slower than expected, it's a shock. Especially to her. ...

2 for 2: Ledecky wins her shortest, longest races at trials

Jun. 16, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The long and short of it was not an issue for Katie Ledecky. On another memorable night for the American swimming star, Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle and the historic 1,500 free about 70 minutes apart at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday,...