Bound For Beijing: Elaine Breeden, Julia Smit Make U.S. Olympic Swimming Team

July 3, 2008

  • USA Swimming Official Site

    OMAHA, Neb. - Stanford women's swimming has added two more names to its illustrious list of all-time Olympians, as junior Elaine Breeden won the 200 meter butterfly final at the USA Olympic Swimming Trials and fellow junior Julia Smit was chosen for the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay team. Both swimmers will participate in their first Olympic Games when they travel to Beijing, China for the 44th Olympiad. The swimming events are slated for Aug. 9-21.

    Breeden, who earlier in the Trials finished second in the 100 meter fly, captured the 200 meter butterfly final Thursday evening with a time of 2:06.75 - .58 second ahead of the second place swimmer. In her first two years on The Farm, Breeden has already posted the fastest 200 meter fly time in school history, while winning the 2007 NCAA championship in the event and finishing second in 2008.

    Smit has enjoyed an excellent Olympic Trials thus far, finishing third in both the 400 meter individual medley and the 200 meter freestyle. She will join Katie Hoff, Allison Schmitt and Caroline Burckle on the U.S. 4 x 200 meter free relay squad. Tomorrow night, she will swim in the 100 meter free finals.

    Joining Smit in the Qwest Center pool on the 4th of July will be Andrea Axtell, who will compete in the 200 meter backstroke prelims.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    Sunday, June 29

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Men's 400 IM

    Women's 100 Fly

    Men's 400 Free

    Women's 400 IM

    Men's 100 Breast

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 400 IM - Final

    Women's 100 Fly - Semifinals

    Men's 400 Free - Final

    Women's 400 IM - Final

    Men's 100 Breast - Semifinals

    Monday, June 30

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 100 Back

    Men's 200 Free

    Women's 100 Breast

    Men's 100 Back

    Women's 400 Free

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 100 Back - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Free - Semifinals

    Women's 100 Fly - Final

    Men's 100 Breast - Final

    Women's 100 Breast - Semifinals

    Men's 100 Back - Semifinals

    Women's 400 Free - Final

    Tuesday, July 1

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 200 Free

    Men's 200 Fly

    Women's 200 IM

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 200 Free - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Free - Final

    Women's 100 Back - Final

    Men's 100 Back - Final

    Women's 100 Breast - Final

    Men's 200 Fly - Semifinals

    Women's 200 IM - Semifinals

    Wednesday, July 2

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Men's 100 Free

    Women's 200 Fly

    Men's 200 Breast

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 100 Free - Semifinals

    Women's 200 Free - Final

    Men's 200 Fly - Final

    Women's 200 Fly - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Breast - Semifinals

    Women's 200 IM - Final

    Thursday, July 3

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 100 Free

    Men's 200 Back

    Women's 200 Breast

    Men's 200 IM

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 200 Breast - Final

    Women's 100 Free - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Back - Semifinals

    Women's 200 Fly - Final

    Men's 100 Free - Final

    Women's 200 Breast - Semifinals

    Men's 200 IM - Semifinals

    Friday, July 4

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Men's 50 Free

    Women's 800 Free

    Men's 100 Fly

    Women's 200 Back

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 50 Free - Semifinals

    Women's 200 Breast - Final

    Men's 200 Back - Final

    Women's 200 Back - Semifinals

    Men's 200 IM - Final

    Women's 100 Free - Final

    Men's 100 Fly - Semifinals

    Saturday, July 5

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 50 Free

    Men's 1500 Free

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 200 Back - Final

    Men's 100 Fly - Final

    Women's 800 Free - Final

    Men's 50 Free - Final

    Women's 50 Free - Semifinals

    Sunday, July 6

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    No session

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 50 Free - Final

    Men's 1500 Free - Final

    TELEVISION SCHEDULE

    Airdate Time Network

    Sunday, June 29 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

    Monday, June 30 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Tuesday, July 1 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Wednesday, July 2 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Thursday, July 3 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Friday, July 4 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

    Saturday, July 5 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

    Sunday, July 6 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

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