June 18, 2024

Olympic swimming, diving trials continue for Hoosier athletes

Lilly King at the Olympic Swimming Trials at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. - Courtesy of Indiana University Athletics

Lilly King at the Olympic Swimming Trials at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Courtesy of Indiana University Athletics

Forty athletes are representing Indiana University’s swim and dive program as the U.S. Olympic Trials continue through June 23.

Thirty-one athletes are competing in swimming at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It’s the first time the trials have been held at a football stadium. 

Nine Hoosiers are in the diving trials in Knoxville, Tenn. 

Whom to watch

Lilly King, a five-time medalist and two-time Olympian, is one step closer to this year’s games. She’s competing in Monday night’s 100-meter breaststroke final after winning both her heat and the semifinal. 

Blake Pieroni, a three-time medalist, and Anna Peplowski will qualify for Paris if they finish in the top four at their 200-meter freestyle finals Monday night.

Josh Matheny finished third at Sunday’s finals for the 100-meter breaststroke. He will get another chance to qualify in Tuesday’s 200-meter breaststroke heat.

Diver Jessica Parratto will compete in the synchronized 10-meter dive with Arizona grad Delaney Schnell. The two earned silver for the same event in Tokyo.

Silver-medalist diver Andrew Capobianco will compete Tuesday in the 3-meter synchronized springboard with IU teammate Quinn Henninger. Capobianco will also challenge in the individual 3-meter Friday against Henninger and Carson Tyler.

A full list of IU’s swim and dive competitors can be found on the IU Athletics website. The full Trials schedules can be found on their websites.

Who’s in?

Mariah Denigan will represent Team USA in open water swimming. She’s also competing at the trials in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyles.

Also, 19-year-old Aaron Shackell from Carmel made Team USA Saturday after he won the men’s 400 freestyle.

IU has participated in 22 games since 1904. IU athletes have held 241 placements in the games, representing 26 countries. 

Since the university’s first games in 1904, Hoosiers have medaled at almost every game they’ve entered. Olympic coaches have come from Indiana 18 times, as well.

The third night of swimming finals begins at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can watch on NBC and Peacock to see if the Hoosiers punch their tickets to Paris.

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