clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2012 Olympics Swimming Trials: Dana Vollmer, Ryan Lochte Continue Swimming Dominance

The 2012 Olympics Swimming Trials are underway in Omaha and we've seen two great days of action in the pull thus far. The Bay Area has numerous ties to those hoping to clinch a spot on Team USA, including Dana Vollmer, who did her collegiate swimming with the Cal Bears.

Vollmer won the women's 100-meter butterfly on Tuesday night, clinching a spot in London. Allison Schmitt also earned a spot on Team USA after winning the 400m freestyle.

In what was a key matchup in the semifinals, Ryan Lochte just barely edged out Michael Phelps in the men's 200m freestyle. Lochte won the race in 1:45.25, while Phelps finished in second place at 1:45.27. That's awfully close, and we're only going to get to see these two elite swimmers go at it in the coming months.

Brendan Hanson qualified for his third Olympics Swimming Team by winning the men's 100m breaststroke.

The 2012 Trials will continue on Wednesday.

For even more coverage of the 2012 Summer Games, please visit SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.