US Swim Team Has Similar Look to 2012

Much has been made of all the newcomers on the U.S. Olympic swimming team. 

But really, the makeup of the team is not that much different than four years ago. 

In 2012, the Americans had 28 first-time Olympians in London. This time, 30 rookies will be heading to Rio. 

National team director Frank Busch says the issue was probably more striking at these trials because several top-name swimmers missed out in the events they swam four years ago.

Missy Franklin will have only two individual races at Rio after swimming five in 2012. Ryan Lochte sustained a groin injury and qualified for just one individual event at the Olympics.

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky didn't race on the final night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, but they still picked up two more victories Sunday. 

Phelps was named the top male swimmer of the eight-day trials after winning the 200-meter individual medley, 100 butterfly and 200 fly. Ledecky claimed the honor on the women's side after three wins of her own in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle. 

Dave Durden of California was named top coach of the meet. He'll be an assistant on the staff at Rio.

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