USC Swimmers, Divers To Take on U.S. Olympic Team Trials
USC Swim will be well represented at Wave I of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this weekend with 7 current Trojans set to compete in the meet that kicks off tomorrow June 4, through Monday June 7, in Omaha, Neb.
In addition to the 7 Trojans competing at Wave I, two USC divers (Nike Agunbiade and Savannah Stocker) will compete at the U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials June 6-13 in Indianapolis, Indiana. USC will also have five swimmers competing at Wave II of the swim trials.
The Wave I meet is scheduled for this weekend, with Wave II of the Olympic Trials taking place from June 13-20, also at the CHI Health Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trials have been split into two meets for the first time. What is being called Wave I will be held June 4-7 and consist of qualifiers who were seeded 42nd and below in an event as of January 2021. Those swimmers whose times were seeded 41st and above at that date, or who met or surpassed that time after it was established, are entered into what has been termed Wave II. Swimmers who qualified for events in both waves will only compete in the June 13-20 Wave II.
Roughly 30 athletes will compete in each event during the Wave I competition, with the top-two finishers in each event granted qualification to the Wave II meet, where the U.S. squad for this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo will be selected. Wave I will be swam in a prelims-finals format, while Wave II will adopt the format used for the Olympic Games and past Trials, with prelims, semifinals and finals held for all events 200 meters and under. Events 400 meters and up will feature a prelims-finals setup.
Prelims will get underway each morning at 8 a.m. PST, while finals begin at 5 p.m. PST for Wave I. For Wave II, prelims will begin at 8 a.m. PST, with June 13-17 finals beginning at 4:45 p.m. PST, June 18-19 finals beginning at 5:45 p.m. PST, and June 20 finals at 5 p.m. PST.
The preliminary heats during Wave I will be streamed through USASwimming.org, with The Olympic Channel televising each night of finals. NBC and NBCSN are the networks televising Wave II. The broadcasts will consist of tape-delayed coverage of the prelims followed by live coverage of the finals. NBCOlympics.com will stream Wave II prelims and finals. Live results from both Wave I and II can be found at USASwimming.org.
USC at the Trials:
Wave I 2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials Qualifiers (June 4-7, Omaha, Neb.)
Name – Event (Qualifying Time / Event Standard) – Seed
- Hallie Kinsey – 100 LCM Fly (1:00.41 / 1:00.69) – 15th
- Dominic Margarino – 400 LCM Free (3:56.14 / 3:57.29) – 5th
- Owen Kao – 400 LCM Free (3:54.88 / 3:57.29) – 2nd
- Max Saunders – 100 LCM Free (50.47 / 50.49) – 27th
- Caroline Famous – 100 LCM Back (1:02.61 / 1:02.69) – 34th
- Hugh Svendsen – 200 LCM Back (2:02.30 / 2:02.99) – 20th
- Scott Sobolewski – 100 LCM Breast (1:02.89 / 1:03.29) – 36th
Wave II 2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials Qualifiers (June 13-20, Omaha, Neb.)
Name – Wave II Psych Sheet not yet available
- Isabelle Odgers
- Kaitlyn Dobler
- Harry Homans
- Ivan Puskovitch
- Haley Anderson
2021 U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials (June 6-13, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Name – Event
- Nike Agunbiade – 3-Meter, Platform
- Savannah Stocker – Platform