Day 5 of US Olympic Trials has a stacked schedule. We’ll see Simone Manuel in the 100 free, Ryan Murphy in the 200 back, Lilly King in the 200 breaststroke and Chase Kalisz, Michael Andrew and Ryan Lochte in the 200 IM. Refresh this page throughout the day for live breakdowns of each race from prelims and finals! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch our recaps live.

Day 5 Prelims Recap

Today’s prelims lineup:

  • Women’s 100 Freestyle
  • Men’s 200 Backstroke
  • Women’s 200 Breaststroke
  • Men’s 200 IM

Women’s 100 Freestyle Prelims

Number 1 seed (and defending gold medalist) Simone Manuel sits 6th heading into tonight’s semifinals, swimming a 54.47. 2016 Olympian Abby Weitzeil was the only swimmer under 54 seconds in prelims, taking the top seed in 53.52. After finishing 3rd in the 100 back final earlier this week, Olivia Smoliga turned it on this morning, finishing 2nd in prelims with a new personal best of 54.00. Semi’s will be competitive tonight: There is only 0.7 separating the swimmers in 7th-15th place! View full results from the women’s 100 free prelims >

Men’s 200 Backstroke Prelims

Destin Lasco leads the pack into semi’s with a 1:56.88. Bryce Mefford looked smooth, cruising into the second place spot in 1:57.51. 2016 gold medalist Ryan Murphy is 6th, appearing content with a 1:57.95 that gives him a solid spot in semi’s. Notably absent was Ryan Lochte, who is likely focusing on the 200 IM later in prelims. View full results from the men’s 200 backstroke prelims >

Women’s 200 Breaststroke Prelims

The 2016 Olympic Trials champion in this event, Lilly King dominated her heat, maintaining a solid lead the entire race, finishing in 2:25.82 for a 3rd place spot going into semi’s. Annie Lazor is our #1 seed after prelims, swimming a 2:23.63. After missing an Olympic berth by 0.02 last night in the 200 IM, Madisyn Cox didn’t compete in the 200 breaststroke.

View full results from the women’s 200 breaststroke prelims >

Men’s 200 IM Prelims

Michael Andrew was the star of the show in today’s prelims. He held onto a solid lead during his heat, dropping about 0.6 from his entry time for a new best time of 1:56.25. Ryan Lochte finally made an appearance, finishing second in 1:58.48. Carson Foster (1:58.95) and Chase Kalisz (1:59.14) sit in 3rd and 4th going into tonight’s semi’s. Kieran Smith (1:59.31), Andrew Seliskar (1:59.38) and Jay Litherland (2:00.43) will also swim this evening. View full results from the men’s 200 IM prelims >

Day 5 Finals Recap

Today’s finals lineup:

  • Men’s 800 Freestyle Final
  • Men’s 200 Breaststroke Final
  • Women’s 100 Freestyle Semifinal
  • Men’s 200 Backstroke Semifinal
  • Women’s 200 Butterfly Final
  • Men’s 100 Freestyle Final
  • Women’s 200 Breaststroke Semifinal
  • Men’s 200 IM Semifinal

Men’s 800 Freestyle Final

Bobby Finke qualified for Tokyo, winning the 800 by almost 2 seconds, in 7:48.22. In second place is Michael Brinegar, who will likely head to Tokyo as well (7:49.94), overtaking Ross Dant, who looked like he had the #2 spot in the bag early on in the race. He took 3rd in 7:50.66. View full results for the men’s 800 free final >

Men’s 200 Breaststroke Final

Nic Fink took control in the last 50 of the men’s 200 breast, winning the event in a 2:07.55 and qualifying for his first Olympics. Will Licon battled it out with Andrew Wilson for 2nd, with Wilson touching the wall first in 2:08.32. Kevin Cordes won’t swim the 200 breast in Tokyo, having finished 4th in 2:10.06. View full results from the men’s 200 breaststroke final >

Women’s 100 Freestyle Semifinal

2016 gold medalist Simone Manuel surprised all of us in semi’s, finishing 9th overall and missing finals by just 0.02! She spent a few weeks out of the water in April, and has been fighting to get in racing shape for trials.

Olivia Smoliga and Natalie Hinds tied for 1st in 53.55, another personal best for both swimmers. Abbey Weitzeil is 3rd in 53.66. Allison Schmitt (54.08) and Kate Douglass (54.14) also make the final, along with Linnea Mack (54.03) and Erika Brown (54.15). View full results from the women’s 100 freestyle semifinal >

Men’s 200 Backstroke Semifinal

After what appeared to be very comfortable prelims swims, both Ryan Murphy and Bryce Mefford turned up the heat for semi’s. Murphy is in 1st going into tomorrow’s finals (1:55.60), followed by Austin Katz (1:56.26) and Mefford (1:56.57). View full results from the men’s 200 backstroke semifinal >

Women’s 200 Butterfly Final

This race was a battle between Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith. Smith went out fast, but Flickinger stuck to her race strategy, and it paid off. She finished first in 2:05.85 (setting a new US open record and personal best), followed by Smith in 2:06.99. Both women have already qualified for Tokyo in other events (the 400 IM for Flickinger and 100 backstroke for Smith), and expressed excitement to race together in Tokyo. View full results from the women’s 200 butterfly final >

Men’s 100 Freestyle Final

Caeleb Dressel asserted his dominance in the 100 free tonight, throwing down a 47.39 to tie the current US Open record and punch his ticket to Tokyo. Zach Apple took 2nd in 47.72, adding another event to his Olympics roster after qualifying in the 800 free. Blake Pieroni (48.16) and Brooks Curry (48.19) make the team as well as relay swimmers. View full results from the men’s 100 freestyle final >

Women’s 200 Breaststroke Semifinal

Teammates Lilly King and Annie Lazor battled it out in semi’s with just 0.07 separating them as they took the 1st and 2nd spots heading into finals. Emily Escobedo is in 3rd (2:23.87), and Bethany Galat sits in 5th (2:24.83), and is sure to put up a fight in finals tomorrow night. View full results from the women’s 200 breaststroke semifinal >

Men’s 200 IM Semifinals

Michael Andrew gave us a good show again tonight, holding faster than world record pace for the first 150 and a major lead in his heat. He finished in 1:55.26 and is #1 going into finals tomorrow. Chase Kalisz (1:57.19), Kieran Smith (1:57.61) and Carson Foster (1:57.77) are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with Ryan Lochte in 6th, finishing in 1:58.65. Lochte looked disappointed by his performance, and is focused on giving everything he has to tomorrow’s finals. View full results from the men’s 200 IM semifinals >

For prime-time coverage of US Olympic Trials finals, watch live on NBC at 8pm EST each night or stream on the NBC Olympics site via your cable provider.

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