Grand medal count? U.S. swim team will need its veterans

Updated: July 7, 2008, 4:14 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Ian Crocker was still wet and breathing hard after making the U.S. Olympic swimming team in the 100-meter butterfly, but he had time to put the trials in Omaha in perspective.

"I feel like there's a lot of young wolves coming to eat the old wolves," Crocker said.

It's true that the just-concluded trials were a testament to the precocity of American swimmers, who filled every championship heat for eight energetic days with a flotilla of fast swimmers -- many of them up-and-comers. ...

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