Columbus, Ohio— We’re just one day into the 2016 Olympic Trials and Buckeye swimmers are already having some unbelievable performances.
The highlight came towards the end of NBC’s broadcast on Sunday evening when Lindsey Clary, in front of the raucous Omaha crowd and millions more watching at home, raced for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
Clary, who posted a time of 4:42.81 in the 400 IM, placed seventh in the final heat of that event. The top-two finishes of each final heat end up with spots on Team USA. Her time shattered her previous OSU long course 400 IM record that she previously held.
The 400 IM is one of Clary’s best events; she was the 2016 Big Ten Champion in that event and she was an All-American as well, not to mention the school record holder. She turned in a great performance on Sunday, making up a lot of ground in the last 100m and posting one of the best times in the freestyle portion of the swim, even besting top-two finisher Elizabeth Beisel.
The action continues all week through July 3. Prelims begin each morning and semifinal/final heats begin in the evenings, with everything available to watch on the NBC family of networks and mobile apps. Check out our Olympic Trials preview that includes psyche sheets and broadcast schedules, and also be sure to visit usaswimming.org for all of your other Team USA-related needs.