The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials Swimming are going on today through July 2 in Omaha, Nebraska and a number of Big Ten swimmers are chasing their Olympic dreams. Here’s a complete schedule from USASwimming.org, find TV information over here and watch the live stream via this video link, then take a quick look at a variety of teams below in this post.
Here are a few links to available stories previewing Big Ten contingents from the school websites:
Indiana: A contingent of 16 current Hoosiers or recent graduates will head to Omaha, Neb. next week to vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team at the USA Swimming Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Read more at UHoosiers.com.
Michigan: Twenty-five swimmers with ties to the University of Michigan men’s swimming program are at the 2012 event. Races to watch for U-M fans will be the 400-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 1,500-meter freestyle, as Michigan has representatives seeded in the top 10 of each race. Read more at MGoBlue.com.
Michigan State: The Spartans who will be competing are Lauren Baisden, Pat Falconer, Jacob Jarzen, Jenny Rusch and Bryan Williams, in addition to recent graduate and volunteer assistant coach Kevin Puskaric. Read more at MSUSpartans.com.
Ohio State: Twenty-eight current, former or incoming Ohio State men’s swimmers will compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials. The 28 swimmers mark the largest contingent of qualifiers at the trials in program history. Read more at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Penn State: Penn State swimming will have 34 current, former and future student-athletes participate. Twenty-six Penn State student-athletes currently on the team or about to join the squad in August fill out the Nittany Lion roster at the U.S. Trials. Read more at GoPSUsports.com.
Purdue: Nineteen Purdue swimmers — 10 men and nine women — have qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for a chance to achieve the ultimate goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games. Read more at PurdueSports.com.