Olympic Trials Wave I Info and Friday Swims

By Reach for the Wall Staff

Friday, June 4th, swimmers from PVS will hit the water in Omaha to kick off the US Olympic Trials. PVS is well represented each day, with 13 swimmers competing in 4 events on Friday-Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP) will be in both the 200 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke. As a reminder, swimmers who compete in Wave I may qualify for Wave II by finishing in the top two (2) places in an event and only the athletes taking part in Wave II of the Trials will have the ability to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. Wave I also differs from Wave II in the stages of swims prior to Finals. In Wave I, the 800m and 1500m freestyle events will be conducted as timed finals, with the fastest seeded heat in each of these events swimming in the Finals’ sessions. All other heats of the 800m and 1500m freestyle events will swim fastest to slowest, alternating
women and men following the conclusion of that morning’s preliminary session. All other individual events in Wave I will be conducted as preliminaries and finals with the fastest 16 swimmers from preliminaries advancing to finals. The order of Finals shall be the “B” (consolation) heat followed by “A” (championship) heat for each event.

PVS Athletes (or PVS Alums) swimming Friday:

  • Women’s 100 Freestyle: Sarah Shakleford (VT/NCAP), Camille Spink (NCAP), Katherine Helms (MAKO)
  • Women’s 200 Butterfly: Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP), Eleanor Sun (NCAP), Jill Berger (NCAP)
  • Women’s 100 Backstroke: Aris Runnels (NCAP), Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP), Tatum Wall (NCAP)
  • Men’s 100 Backstroke: Drew Carbone (Unattached), Anthony Grimm (MAKO), Sam O’Brien (FISH), Ryan Patterson (GWU), Brett Feyerick (NCAP)
Picture Courtesy Mason MAKOS Facebook Page

USA Swimming and the Olympic Channel/NBC have committed to providing online and TV viewing for each day of the meet, 24 hours of preliminaries will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Wave I prelims will also be live streamed on USA Swimming:  www.usaswimming.org/watch.

Here’s the broadcast times and platform for viewing:

Photo Courtesy The FISH Facebook Page

For those in Omaha, feel free to tag us in your Twitter posts: @rftwdmv or Facebook: @reachforthewall.org We’ll be watching!!

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