June 3, 2021

12 Ohio State Buckeyes at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The United State Olympic Trials are upon us and 12 Ohio State University men’s and women’s swimmers will be competing this weekend, June 4-7, in Omaha, Neb., during the Wave I competition. The trials are being held at the CHI Health Center, in Omaha.

The trials are being split into a Wave I and a Wave II trials this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to USA Swimming.

The Buckeyes will be competing during this Wave I competition in a prelims-finals format. The top two finishers in each event this week will advance to the Wave II trials, to be held June 13-20, and from which the 2021 U.S. Olympic team to the Tokyo Olympics will be selected.

Six Buckeyes have already been invited to the Wave II trials: Hunter Armstrong, Hannah Bach, Charlie Clark, Jason Mathews, Hudson McDaniel and Evan McFadden.

Omaha is hosting the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a fourth consecutive time. The event will be held in long course meters.

Ohio State Buckeyes at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Wave I

  • Amy Fulmer, Bellefontaine, Ohio – 100 freestyle
  • Nicole Fye, Ashburn, Va. – 400 freestyle
  • RJ Kondalski, Toledo, Ohio – 100 backstroke
  • Janessa Mathews, Westerville, Ohio – 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke
  • Colin McDermott, Granville, Ohio – 100 backstroke
  • Josie Panitz, Armonk, N.Y. – 100 breaststroke
  • Taylor Petrak, Ellwood City, Pa. – 50 freestyle
  • Catherine Russo, Butte, Mont. – 100 butterfly
  • Kyra Sommerstad, Port Jefferson, N.Y. – 100 backstroke
  • Sally Tafuto, Hummelstown, Pa. – 800 freestyle, 400 freestyle
  • Katie Trace, Upper Arlington, Ohio – 200 butterfly, 400 individual medley, 200 individual medley
  • Katherine “Kit Kat” Zenick, Southlake, Texas – 100 butterfly