US Trials Day 1: Gators rule the pool

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Casey Barrett has the best recap from the U.S. Olympic Trials Day 1 here on Cap & Goggles:

“On night one of the U.S. Trials, Gregg Troy’s Gators owned Omaha. There were six Olympic spots available. Coach Troy produced four of them. A rather impressive .666 batting average. Even the devil bows in respect.”

Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps in the 400 IM, “I have never watched a more sound defeat of Michael Phelps”. In the men’s 400 freestyle, Gator’s Peter Vanderkaay and Conor Dwyer raced to a 1-2. And in the women’s 400 IM, Gator’s Elizabeth Beisel beat Cal’s Caitlin Leverenz, 4:31.74 to 4:34.48.

Oh, and California’s Dana Vollmer set a new American record of 56.42 in the women’s 100 butterfly.

Read also about the Gators here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.

All results from day 1 can be seen here.

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