2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials: Icon Katie Ledecky on pace for fourth Olympic Games

The nation’s top swimmers will be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis starting today for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. The first round of events this morning included the preliminaries for the women’s 100-meter butterfly, the women’s 400-meter freestyle, the Men’s 100 meter breaststroke and men’s 400 meter freestyle. Katie Ledecky is in classic form.

The three-time Olympian will be making a run at her fourth competitions starting this weekend. Ledecky will be in the pool for four events in the trials: the 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle.

Ledecky holds the American record in the 400-meter freestyle with 3:56.46, set at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She is the favorite in the 400-meter freestyle final later tonight after her results in the preliminaries.

2024 Olympic Trials Schedule: Time, date, how to watch swimming, athletics and gymnastics

Highlights of the Katie Ledecky Olympic Trial:

The women’s 400-meter freestyle featured one of the biggest names in Team USA swimming: Katie Ledecky. The three-time Olympian impressed early this morning in the preliminary rounds with a time of 3:59.99. She was the only swimmer across all heats to clock under four minutes.

USA 2024 Olympic Swimming Trials Schedule Today

Saturday June 15

Heats (11 a.m. ET)

  • 100 butterfly ladies

  • Women’s 400 freestyle

  • Men’s 100 breaststroke

  • Men’s 400 freestyle

Semifinals and Finals (8:00 PM ET)

  • Women’s 100 butterfly semi-final

  • Men’s 400 freestyle final

  • Women’s 400 freestyle final

  • Men’s 100 breaststroke half stroke

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How to watch the 2024 US Olympic Swimming Trials

The semifinals and finals of today’s events will air on NBC and stream on Peacock and NBCOlympics.com.

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