2008 Beijing Olympic Swimming
Olympic Swimming 2008 Beijing Medal Table
Which country has won Gold, Silver, or Bronze Olympic Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Follow along as the days go on for another part of the Olympic Gmaes, the Olympic Medal Tally.
An Open Letter in Response to the Jessica Hardy/Tara Kirk Situation - 7 Aug 2008
There is a great deal of misinformation being circulated about the situation regarding Tara Kirk. What has transpired over the past two weeks is incredibly unfortunate, and we must carefully evaluate what has happened to see what can be done to keep anything like this from happening again in the future.
U.S. Olympic Swim Team Press Conference
I would like to thank everyone for joining us today at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team press conference from the Singapore Island Country Club. I will now introduce each member of our panel: Mark Schubert, Dara Torres, Michael Phelps, Brendan Hansen, Katie Hoff, Eric Shanteau, and Natalie Coughlin.
USA Swimming Names 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Team and Coaching Staff
Following the conclusion of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming in Omaha, Neb., USA Swimming today named the complete roster for the 2008 U.S. Olympic swim team. In addition to the 43 athletes named to the team, the swim team's coaching staff was finalized.
One American Record Falls on Final Night of 08 U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials
An American record fell Sunday evening on the final night of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials when Dara Torres lowered her own mark in the 50m freestyle. Torres qualified in her second individual event with the win in front of a crowd of 7,723 at the Qwest Center Omaha with a time of 24.25. "I was hoping to go somewhat fast," Torres said.
One World, Three American Records Fall at the 2008 USA Olympic Swim Team Trials
One world and three American records were broken Saturday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials. In addition, Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff picked up their fifth wins of the week in front of a crowd of 13,717 at the Qwest Center Omaha. Margaret Hoelzer of King Aquatic Club set the world record in the 200m back with a time of 2:06.09, three-tenths ahead of the former mark held by Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry.
41-Year-Old Torres Makes Olympics, Two World Records Set on Day 6 of 2008 Trials
One world record was broken and another tied Friday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials. Aaron Peirsol tied the world record and qualified in the men's 200m back, turning in a time of 1:54.32, and Michael Phelps broke his own world record and added the 200m IM to his Olympic program with a time of 1:54.80. For Phelps, the 200m IM was his fourth win of the week. He has qualified for the Olympics in five events, including the 4x200m free relay.
Scott Spann Wins Men's 200m Breast at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials
Scott Spann won the men's 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:09.97 Thursday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials, defeating American record-holder and Longhorn Aquatics teammate Brendan Hansen in the process. Along with Spann, nine other people were named to the U.S. Olympic Team in front of 13,011 fans at Qwest Center Omaha on Day five, including a number of women who finished second in their events earlier in the week.
Hoff Breaks 2 American Records, Men's 100m Free Falls 3 Times on Day 4 of Trials
Katie Hoff broke two American records and Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale both lowered the American record in the 100m freestyle on the fourth night of action at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha. Hoff broke the American records while finishing first in both the 200m free (1:55.88) and 200m IM (2:09.71). The wins marked the third and fourth of the meet for Hoff, who also won the women's 400m IM and 400m free earlier in the week.
Two More World Records Lowered on Day Three of the 2008 US Olympic Swimming Team
Two world records and a U.S. Open record fell Tuesday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials. Natalie Coughlin and Aaron Peirsol treated the crowd of 12,559 at the Qwest Center Omaha to back-to-back world records in the women's and men's 100m back, turning in times of 58.97 and 52.89, respectively.
Two World Records; Hansen, Hoff and Magnuson Win - Day 2 of 2008 Olympic Trials
Katie Hoff won her second event of the meet Monday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swiming Team Trials, qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team in the women's 400m freestyle. Christine Magnuson and Brendan Hansen also qualified for the Olympic Team, winning the women's 100m butterfly and men's 100m breaststroke, respectively.
Two World, One American Record Fall as Phelps, Hoff, Jensen Post Wins at Trials
Two world records and one American record fell at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. tonight as Michael Phelps, Katie Hoff and Larsen Jensen won their respective finals. By Olympic selection procedures, the first-place finishers in each of Sunday's finals automatically qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team. Phelps and Hoff lowered world marks in the men's and women's 400m IM and the American record in the men's 400m freestyle fell at the hands of Jensen.
USA Swimming 2008 Olympic Trials Schedule and Olympic Trials TV Schedule
The best swimmers in the USA will be at the Qwest Center in Omaha Nebraska, from 29 June through 6 July, trying to finish in the top two spots to qualify for the US team swimming at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The order of events for the 2008 USA Swimming Olympic Trials is the same as the event schedule that will be used at the 2008 Beijing...
IOC Analyses Beijing Air Quality Data
The IOC has issued a press release regarding the Beijing air quality during August of 2007 and what is expected for the Olympic games in 2008. They state that there was no reported major problems with athletes and their performances. But there are some risks, and there are hopes that Beijing will continue to work toward improving the air quality...
2008 Olympic Swimming Trials Tickets and Swimming Trials Schedule
Want to see one of the fastest swim meets in the world for 2008? Some say it will be even faster than the Beijing Olympics. You can watch the action in-person at the 2008 Olympic Swimming Trials. Tickets for the 2008 USA Swimming Olympic Trials, to be held in the Qwest Center in Omaha 29 June through 6 July, are available for purchase several ways.
The Beijing National Aquatic Center Water Cube is Open for Business - Swim On!
The home for swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the National Aquatic Center - the Water Cube - is open. Three pools under one big roof. The Water Cube will seat about 17,000 people for the Olympic Games.
2008 Beijing Olympic Swimming Finals in the Morning Looks to be a Reality
A recent press release from the IOC, well in advance of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, combined with a Press Release from USA Swimming seem to confirm it. The swimming finals in the 2008 Olympics will be in the morning, something not too well received by many swimmers and coaches. USA television views will be happy, but will it provide the best possible swimming competition for the swimmers that have trained for years to reach the Beijing for the Olympic games?
Results and Order of Events - 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Swimming
The results and order of events for swimming at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games
2008 Olympic Swimming Trials Tickets On Sale
2008 Olympic Swimming Trials Tickets On Sale Officials of the Omaha Sports Commission, USA Swimming, City of Omaha and Qwest Center Omaha announced today that approximately 9,000 all-session tickets to the 2008 Olympic Team Trials for Swimming, set for June 29 to July 6, 2008, will go on sale Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m.
Updates on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Swimming Venues
FINA has released an update on the 2008 Olympics, including aquatics venue information and a schedule of the upcoming aquatics test events. Test events are meets or races in the new facility to give athletes a chance to experience them and also serve as dry (wet?!) runs for the venues.