The usual suspects will be in the water for the next week. The 18-time gold medalist in Michael Phelps, a phenom on the rise in Katie Ledecky, a breakout star from the last cycle in Missy Franklin. Toss in gold medalist Ryan Lochte and Natalie Coughlin, too.
But the Beehive State will be well-represented among the 1,500 swimmers at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., for the next week. A total of 15 current, former and future collegiate swimmers from BYU (eight) and Utah (seven) descend on the Team Trials for the Rio de Janeiro, which start Sunday and end July 3.
BYU All-Americans Jake Taylor (100-meter backstroke) and Payton Sorenson (50- and 100-meter freestyle) headline the Cougar swimmers set to compete at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Taylor and teammate Preston Jenkins swam Olympic Trial qualifying times in the 200-meter backstroke.