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Gators in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

The U.S. Olympic Swimming trials are underway in Omaha Nebraska and 10 Gators, past and present, have competed in preliminary rounds today.Gator great Ryan Lochte won his heat and turned in the fastest prelim time for the 200-meter individual medley this morning at 1:58.05.

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Arguably of the two greatest American male swimmers of all time, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, are still in competition for the 200 IM. Both swimmers will be competing in the semifinals tonight and the finals for this event will be held on Friday night. Lochte already qualified for the Olympics for the 200-meter freestyle relay but the 200 IM is his last chance at an individual event.

Two other Gators will be competing tonight as well. Caeleb Dressel and Conor Dwyer will both be competing in the 100-meter freestyle finals tonight. Dressel finished 3rd overall at 48.53 and Dwyer finished 8th at 49.18.

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Dwyer has already qualified for Rio in the 400m free, 4x200m free relay and 200m free. Event finals will take place starting at 8 PM tonight on NBC.

 

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