Splash - May/June 2012 - (Page 40)

TEAM 2 MAKING THE A helpful flow chart to see if you qualify for the olympics 1 stARt Are you a member of UsA swimming who has qualified for and competed at the 2012 U.s. olympic team trials in omaha, Nebraska? YEs Did you win your event, or place in the top 4 in the 100m or 200m freestyle? No YEs 3 Did you finish second in your event? seriously? Did you really expect to make the team without going to Trials? try again in 2016. tHis cHARt is Not oFFiciAl. Seriously. It’s totally not. For the official qualifying procedures, head to usaswimming.org/nationalteam. ! FOR yOu NO OLyMPICS 4 A maximum of 26 men and 26 women can be named to the olympic team. Have those spots been filled by the first-place finishers or the top 4 in the 100m or 200m freestyle? No No 5 YEs 6 No YEs No YEs 9 Have the maximum number of slots on the team (26 men, 26 women) been filled? YEs that has never happened since UsA swimming adopted this qualification procedure. Are you sure? Holy moly. That is seriously bad luck. try again in 2016. Did you finish in the top 5 of the 100m or 200m free? ! FOR yOu NO OLyMPICS No YEs 7 You might want to clear your calendar for some good crying time. try again in 2016. Have the maximum number of slots on the team (26 men, 26 women) been filled by the first and secondplace finishers in each event and the top 4 in the 100m and 200m free? 8 Did you finish in the top 6 of the 100m or 200m free? No YEs No YEs No ! FOR yOu NO OLyMPICS 10 seriously, this has never happened before. check with the National team Director. Are there still spots available on the team? No YEs ARRRRRRRRGH! This is proof that the universe is chock full of bad juju. try again in 2016. NO OLyMPICS ! FOR yOu qUicK FAct: USA Swimming has about 300,000 members. Assuming the maximum number of swimmers (26 men, 26 women) make the team at Trials, less than .02 percent of USA Swimming’s total membership will become Olympians in 2012. 40 splAsH • May/June 2012 • The TRIALS ISSue You are now an olympian for life. Now go get yourself a gold medal and make the family proud. Go UsA! CONGRATuLATIONS! http://www.usaswimming.org/nationalteam

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Splash - May/June 2012

Splash - May/June 2012
Contents
About Trials...
Mike Gustafson
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint
Keys to Success
Training With
Athletic Foodie
Olympic Trials Preview
The Swimmers
Rank & File
Third Is No Charm
Repeat Performance
Trials Pressures
Behind the Scenes
The Venue
Alex Meyer
Making the Team
Interactive
Swim Nut Zeke
Ultimate Pump-Up Song
Best Race Ever
America’s Swim Team Athletes

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