04 vs 08 Trials Review


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American coaches did a terrific job preparing their athletes to swim their best at the Trials. Here are some comparisons between the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials:

2004 Review Improved Times

Prelims Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 avg
Women 19% 18% 23% 7% 20% 16% 26% 18%
Men 35% 32% 29% 29% 33% 35% 21% 31%

Finals Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 avg
Women 71% 62% 67% 53% 45% 53% 59% 59%
Men 56% 65% 53% 55% 60% 73% 75% 62%

2008 Review Improved Times

Prelims Day 1 (sun) Day 2 (mon) Day 3 (tues) Day 4 (wed) Day 5 (thur) Day 6 (fri) Day 7 (sat) avg
Women 42% 42% 42% 26% 37% 39% 42% 39%
Men 50% 56% 46% 57% 52% 50% 32% 49%
Total 46% 47% 43% 46% 43% 45% 37% 44%
Finals Day 1 (sun) Day 2 (mon) Day 3 (tues) Day 4 (wed) Day 5 (thur) Day 6 (fri) Day 7 (sat) avg
Women 71% 70% 79% 69% 60% 72% 81% 72%
Men 75% 75% 75% 81% 77% 73% 81% 77%
Total 73% 72% 78% 76% 69% 72% 81% 74%


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