USA Swimming Sets Qualifying Time Standards for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming
USA Swimming today announced the qualifying time standards for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming slated for Sunday, June 26, through Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The eight-day competition serves as the sole qualifier for the pool swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“The announcement of the Olympic Trials qualifying standards is always an exciting time in every Olympic cycle,” USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch said. “Thousands of swimmers across the United States now have the goal of achieving these times, and we wish them all the best in qualifying to chase their Olympic dreams in Omaha in 2016.”
Across the board, the 2016 Olympic Trials qualifying standards are about 1 percent faster than in 2012. For more details on how the criteria were determined, visit usaswimming.org for an exclusive Q&A with USA Swimming Performance Database Director Larry Herr.
The qualifying time standards for the 2016 Olympic Trials were announced Thursday at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. An archived webcast can be viewed via usaswimming.org/trials.
Qualifying times must be posted in a USA Swimming sanctioned, observed or approved competition between July 30, 2014, and the 2016 Olympic Trials entry deadline. Only long-course meters times are considered for Trials qualification.
For the 2016 Olympic Trials, two temporary 50-meter pools will be installed by Myrtha Pools in the CenturyLink Center Omaha, the state-of-the-art, 17,000-seat sports and entertainment venue in downtown Omaha.