The 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials continued June 28 with more event finals from Omaha. Here's a look at how the hopefuls fared in the pool on day three and who successfully earned coveted spots on the team that will head to the Rio Olympics in August.

Men's 200 meter free

After failing to make the team in the 400 meter IM, Ryan Lochte took another shot at earning an individual event berth at the Rio Olympics during the 200 meter freestyle final. Although he started out strong, he couldn't hold off hard charges by winner Townley Haas and runner-up Conor Dwyer, who finished with respective times of 1:45.66 and 1:45.67.

But there's a silver lining for Lochte: lthough the three-time Olympian failed to finish in the top two, he --and Jack Conger, who missed out on second place by just one-tenth of a second-- will still make the team as potential relay participants.

Former Olympic champs battle forbackstroke berths

The first ladies' final of day three featured two former 100 meter backstroke Olympic champions inMissy Franklin, who won gold in London and Natalie Coughlin, who was the victor in both Athens and Beijing. But the race belonged to a pair of youngsters, Olivia Smoliga and Kathleen Baker, who went one-two to claim their first-ever Olympic team berths.

Men's 100 meter backstroke

Moments after the ladies' iteration of the event was contested, the men took to the pool for their 100 meter backstroke final, which featured 2012 event Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers. As was the case with Franklin before him, it wasn't Grevers' night, as he wound up placing third behind youngster Ryan Murphy (52.26) and father of two David Plummer (52.28). Both men will make their Olympic debuts in Rio.

Women's 100 meter breaststroke

The results of the next and last final of the evening saw yet another two new Olympians punch their tickets to Brazil.

Top-qualifier Lilly King won the race (1:05.20), while Katie Meili, who won gold at last year's Pan American Games, finished second.

Even after all four finals had been decided, all eyes remained fixed on the pool as Michael Phelps competed in heat two of the 200 meter butterfly semifinals. The most decorated Olympian of all time didn't disappointed: his time of 1:55.17 was more than a second faster than that of second-seeded Pace Clark (1:56.27). He will swim for a berth on his fifth Olympic team tomorrow night.

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