With the 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing, the swimming events that highlight the early portion of the Games have been nothing short of spectacular.
As fans of Team USA, it’s time to find out when and where the biggest events left on the schedule for the Americans will be. With a plethora of stars throughout the competition, the Americans are looking for a heavy dosage of medals.
The following stars will shine through the remainder of the Olympics, and should bring great pride to Team USA.
For the full 2012 Olympics schedule, check out NBC Sport’s Olympic coverage.
With four events remaining (100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, 100-meter butterfly and 4x100-meter medley relay), there is little doubt that Michael Phelps will be the main focus of Team USA’s remaining events.
As much as the direct competition between Lochte and Phelps is what drew many fans in, the duo will only compete against each other once more in the 200-m IM. That will allow Phelps to concentrate on the other tasks at hand.
While the games didn’t start the way Phelps would have liked, there are more chance for the star to redeem himself and walk away as the greatest Olympian of all time. A few more gold medals would ensure that distinction.
With an amazing rise to glory so far in London, the biggest surprise for Team USA has been the excellent performances by Missy Franklin, winning a bronze (4x100-meter freestyle) and gold medal (100-meter backstroke) already.
Franklin has three events remaining (100-meter Freestyle, 200-meter Backstroke and 4x100-meter Medley Relay) and is looking to snag even more hardware to add to her already impressive haul.
With veteran star and Team USA captain Natalie Coughlin passing the torch, Franklin is leading a new group of young faces into the Olympic Promised Land. The rest of the swimming events are going to be wild!
Remaining Team USA Swimming Schedule
5:00 a.m. Women's 100-m Freestyle - Heats
5:21 a.m. Men's 200-m Backstroke - Heats
5:43 a.m. Women's 200-m Breaststroke - Heats
6:06 a.m. Men's 200-m IM - Qualification
6:26 a.m. Women's 4x200-m Freestyle - Qual.
2:30 p.m. Men's 200-m Breaststroke - Final
2:38 p.m. Women's 100-m Freestyle - Semifinals
2:49 p.m. Men's 200-m Backstroke - Semifinals
3:12 p.m. Women's 200-m Butterfly - Final
3:20 p.m. Men's 100-m Freestyle - Final
3:27 p.m. Women's 200-m Breaststroke - Semis
3:41 p.m. Men's 200-m IM - Semifinals
4:04 p.m. Women's 4x200-m Freestyle - Final
5:00 a.m. Men's 50-m Freestyle - Heats
5:19 a.m. Women's 800-m Freestyle - Heats
6:14 a.m. Men's 100-m Butterfly - Heats
6:31 a.m. Women's 200-m Backstroke - Heats
2:30 p.m. Men's 50-m Freestyle - Semifinals
2:40 p.m. Women's 200-m Breaststroke - Final
2:48 p.m. Men's 200-m Backstroke - Final
2:56 p.m. Women's 200-m Backstroke – Semifinals
3:19 p.m. Men's 200-m IM - Final
3:37 p.m. Women's 100-m Freestyle - Final
3:54 p.m. Men's 100-m Butterfly - Semifinals
5:00 a.m. Women's 50-m Freestyle - Heats
5:24 a.m. Men's 1500-m Freestyle - Heats
6:35 a.m. Women's 4x100-m Medley Relay - Heats
6:49 a.m. Men's 4x100-m Medley Relay - Heats
2:30 p.m. Women's 200-m Backstroke - Final
2:38 p.m. Men's 100-m Butterfly - Final
2:45 p.m. Women's 800-m Freestyle - Final
3:09 p.m. Men's 50-m Freestyle - Final
3:25 p.m. Women's 50-m Freestyle - Semifinals
2:30 p.m. Women's 50-m Freestyle - Final
2:36 p.m. Men's 1500-m Freestyle - Final
3:07 p.m. Women's 4x100-m Medley Relay – Final
3:27 p.m. Men's 4x100-m Medley Relay – Final