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Posts Tagged ‘2012 U.S. Olympic Trials’

Victory in 800 free sends Ledecky, 15, to Olympics

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Locals dominate the 800-meter freestyle on Day 7 at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Local swimmers conclude stellar week

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Day 7 of the U.S. Olympic Trials concluded with a bang for the Potomac Valley swimmers.

Michael Phelps edges Ryan Lochte on whirlwind night

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Michael Phelps edges rival Ryan Lochte by less than 1/10 of a second in the 200-meter individual medley final on a whirlwind night in Omaha.

Jack Conger finishes fifth in 200-meter backstroke

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Jack Conger finished his first U.S. Olympic Trials strong with a top five finish in the men’s 200 backstroke.

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte battle for psychological edge

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps continue their duel in Omaha to set the stage for a pivotal showdown Saturday in the 200 medley final.

Amanda Kendall, Jack Conger advance to semis; locals move up in rankings

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Amanda Kendall and Jack Conger earn lanes in their second semifinal at Trials.

Jessica Hardy third in freestyle heats after stunning loss in the breaststroke

Friday, June 29th, 2012

After stunning loss in the breaststroke, world record holder tries to make the U.S. team in another event.

Michael Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly, leading happy parade to London 2012

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Michael Phelps makes his fourth Olympic team in the 200m butterfly on a night in which tension and emotion reigned at the Olympic trials in Omaha.

Flach finishes eighth in fly final

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Former O’Connell competes in 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Michael Phelps edges Ryan Lochte to win 200-meter freestyle final

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte by just five hundredths of a second as both qualify for the event in London.

McLean earns spot with 200 free performance

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

McLean bounces back from day 1 disappointment to earn Olympic bid.

Katie Ledecky breaks Janet Evans’s 400 freestyle age group record

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

At the U.S. Olympic Trials, Katie Ledecky, 15, breaks Janet Evans’s 1988 age-group record in the 400-meter freestyle.

Matt McLean, Ellyn Baumgardner and Jack Conger among Washington-area swimmers in position to make team

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Seventeen Washington-area swimmers competed on Day 2 of the U.S. Olympic Trials. Matt McLean, Ellyn Baumgardner and Jack Conger headlined the group in the night’s finals.

Missy Franklin posts fastest time in 100-meter backstroke prelims [Gallery included]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Teen star calls her first race of the session a ‘huge adrenaline rush.’

Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps in 400 IM, and both make team

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ryan Lochte pulls away from Michael Phelps in the 400 individual medley, with both claiming spots on the U.S. Olympic team.

Local report from Omaha: Matt McLean, Eric Friedland, Amanda Kendall and others take part in first day of U.S. Olympic Trials

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Matt McLean, Amanda Kendall, Eric Friedland, Ed Moses and Andrew Seliskar take part in the first day of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps set for showdown after 400 IM prelims

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Top two American swimmers put down top times in early heats of grueling 400 individual medley.

US Olympic Trials schedule: Events list, live stream and broadcast info

Monday, June 25th, 2012

All the key information you need to enjoy the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb.

American swimmer Brendan Hansen is back in the pool, on his own terms

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Breaststroker Brendan Hansen takes shot at third Olympics after wrestling with the existential questions elite athletes face.

Week Two Preview: NVSL begins 2012 season; Divisional rivals meet in MCSL

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The Northern Virginia Swimming League has its first meets this weekend, plus an near-annual rivalry meet between MCSL opponents in week two.

London 2012: Swimmer Kate Ziegler aims for Olympics once more, with feeling

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

After an unenjoyable training followed by disappointing performance in Beijing, swimmer Kate Ziegler is carrying fewer burdens this time around.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Six Men’s 200 back, 200 IM; Women’s 200 breast, 100 free

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The ongoing duel between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps headlines Day Six at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Five<br /> Men’s 200 breast, 100 free; Women's 200 fly

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A group of 2008 Olympians attempt to fend off the next cycle of American swim stars on the fifth night of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

[Interview] Olympic Trials Qualifier Chuck Katis

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Get to know Harvard swimmer and Olympic hopeful Chuck Katis.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Four<br /> Women’s 200 free, 200 IM; Men’s 200 fly

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Phelps attempts to make the 200-meter butterfly in his fourth straight Olympics on Day Four at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Three<br /> Men's 200 free, 100 back; Women's 100 back, 100 breast

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Lochte and Phelps will meet again on day three at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Two&lt;br /&gt; Women's 100 butterfly, men's 100 breast &amp; women's 400 free

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The second day of competition begins to answer some of the big questions for Team USA. Check out our picks for London, along with favorite and local competitors.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day One&lt;br /&gt;Men's 400 IM and 400 free; Women's 400 IM

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Preview of the first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 25 through July 2, including which locals to watch in each race and our picks for who will be racing in London.

Gary Hall Jr. will cheer on swimmers at US trials

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Content in retirement, Gary Hall Jr. says he plans to be cheerleader at US Olympic Swim Trials.

13-year-old Byrnes earns first Trials cut at Virginia States LC Championships

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Highlights from the final day of competition at the Va. States LC Championships.

Pool prep under way for US swimming trials

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Installation of the U.S. Olympic Trials pool began on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.





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