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A look at the possible U.S. men’s Olympic swim team lineup before Trials

Before the 2016 Olympics, swimmers have to make it through the gauntlet that is U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. In most events, only the top two swimmers in each event make it onto the Rio team.

As Olympic Trials inches closer, here is a look at how the men’s team could be shaping up. The list includes familiar faces like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian and Matt Grevers, but the newcomers prove that the U.S. men’s team will be a mix of seasoned veterans and standout rookies.

It’s important to note that swimmers have not generally competed while “rested” throughout the whole season and these rankings are based on the June 7th lists. They save their fastest performances for Trials and the Olympics.

U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials are held June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

50m freestyle

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Nathan Adrian, Caeleb Dressel

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Anthony Ervin (3), Cullen Jones (5), Jimmy Feigen (12)

Other notable names: Josh Schneider (4)

 

100m freestyle

How many swimmers: the top six at Trials

Current top six swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Anthony Ervin, Caeleb Dressel, Josh Schneider, Michael Chadwick

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Ryan Lochte (8), Matt Grevers (9), Jimmy Feigen (10), Conor Dwyer (12)

Other notable names: Maxime Rooney (7)

 

200m freestyle

How many swimmers: the top six at Trials

Current top six swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Matt McLean, Maxime Rooney, Zane Grothe, Reed Malone

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Michael Phelps (15), Connor Jaeger (17)

 

400m freestyle

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Connor Jaeger, Zane Grothe

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Conor Dwyer (3), Sean Ryan (13), Jordan Wilimovsky (14)

Other notable names: Michael McBroom (4)

 

1500m freestyle

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Connor Jaeger, Jordan Wilimovsky

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Sean Ryan (4), Andrew Gemmell (6)

Other notable names: Michael McBroom (3)

 

100m backstroke

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): David Plummer, Matt Grevers

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Nick Thoman (4), Michael Phelps (6), Ryan Lochte (11), Tyler Clary (23)

Other notable names: Ryan Murphy (3), Jacob Pebley (5)

 

200m backstroke

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Tyler Clary, Ryan Murphy

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Ryan Lochte (4), Matt Grevers (6)

 

100m breaststroke

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Cody Miller, Nic Fink

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Mike Alexandrov (14)

Other notable names: Andrew Wilson (3), Kevin Cordes (4)

 

200m breaststroke

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Kevin Cordes, Josh Prenot

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Michael Phelps (9)

Other notable names: Nic Fink (3), Cody Miller (4), Reece Whitley (10)

 

100m butterfly

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Michael Phelps, Tom Shields

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Ryan Lochte (5)

Other notable names: Jack Conger (3), Tim Phillips (4), Matthew Josa (6)

 

200m butterfly

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Michael Phelps, Jack Conger

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Tyler Clary (4)

Other notable names: Tom Shields (3), Chase Kalisz (6)

 

200m IM

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Conor Dwyer (3), Tyler Clary (4)

Other notable names: Chase Kalisz (7)

 

400m IM

How many swimmers: the top two at Trials

Current top two swimmers (as of 6/7/16): Tyler Clary, Chase Kalisz

Previous Olympians’ ranks: Ryan Lochte (4), Conor Dwyer (20), Andrew Gemmell (24)

 

10k marathon

Jordan Wilimovsky and Sean Ryan already qualified as the U.S. men who will be swimming the 10k in Rio.