UPDATED: April 7, 2021
The United States, the strongest and deepest swimming country in the world, is expected to enter the maximum number of athletes into each event of the Olympic swimming program: 56 spots in individual and seven relay teams. Of course, many swimmers will compete in multiple events, reducing the total number of individual athletes on the U.S. Olympic swimming team.
The team will come together during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials taking place over two "waves" in June. Wave I, comprised of preliminary events, is scheduled for June 4-7. Wave II, which includes every final, is slated for June 13-20. The Trials can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as seen on the networks of NBCUniversal.
Open Water Swimming
With a silver medal performance in the 10k open water event at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, Haley Anderson earned qualification to the Tokyo Olympics alongside fellow American Ashley Twichell, who finished sixth. Similarly, Jordan Wilimovsky booked his own flight to Tokyo with a fifth-place finish in the men's 10k race at the same competition.