The qualifying period for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials began today.
And after turning in a time of 8:14.40 to win the women’s 800m freestyle at the 2018 Winter National Championships, Katie Ledecky officially became the first swimmer to attain a Trials cut.
In all, eight American swimmers in the women’s 800 free qualified for Trials today at Winter Nationals.
In addition to Ledecky, those swimming under the qualifying time of 8:48.09 were:
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