Grand medal count? U.S. swim team will need its veterans
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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OLYMPIC SWIM TRIALS
Where: At Qwest Center, Omaha, Neb.
When: June 29-July 6
At stake: Top two finishers in each final earn berth on U.S. Olympic team for Beijing.
MONDAY, JULY 7• Torres drops 100 free from schedule
SUNDAY, JULY 6• Torres sets another U.S. mark to win 50 free
• First-time Olympian Silver faces hand surgery
SATURDAY, JULY 5• Phelps qualifies for eighth race
• Jackson sets U.S. record in women's 50 free
FRIDAY, JULY 4• Phelps sets WR in 200 IM; Torres, Beard qualify
• Forde: I want to believe in Torres, but ...
• Cullen sets American record in 50 free
THURSDAY, JULY 3• Hansen upset in 200-meter breaststroke
• Coughlin, Torres fastest qualifers in 100m free
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2• Hoff having Phelps-like performance at trials
• Weber-Gale leads 100 free qualifying
• Spitz expects Phelps to break medal mark
TUESDAY, JULY 1• Coughlin, Peirsol set world records in 100 back
MONDAY, JUNE 30• Hansen far off world mark but back in Olympics
• Day: Coughlin tops McGregory's 100-back mark
SUNDAY, JUNE 29• Phelps, Hoff break 400 IM world records
SATURDAY, JUNE 28• Phelps opts out of 100 backstroke
NEWS• Hall: 'Gut feeling' doping is increasing
• Trials arena damaged in storm
EARLIER: DIVING TRIALS• Dumais, Loukas make U.S. Olympic diving team
• Wilkinson, Dumais put together 10s
• Boudia, Finchum flash perfection