The 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials continued June 30 in Omaha as six additional athletes were added to the team that will compete in Rio next month. So which American swimmers successfully claimed Summer Games berths on day five?

Men's 200 meter breaststroke

The evening of action began with the 200 meter breaststroke, which featured Kevin Cordes, who punched his ticket to Rio earlier in the week by winning the 100 meter competition.

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Although Cordes led --and was ahead of world record pace-- throughout of the race, Josh Prenot surged ahead during the final stretch to claim the win with an American record setting time of 2:07.17. Cordes placed second (2:08.00).

Immediately following the race, Prenot told NBC that he was "the happiest I've ever been" and credited his performance to a lot of hard work.

Women's 200 meter butterfly

A day after Michael Phelps earned a record fifth Olympic team berth by winning the men's iteration of the 200 meter fly, the ladies took their turn. First to touch the wall was 2012 London Games participant Cammile Adams, who finished in 2:06.80.

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Hali Flickinger, who placed second (2:07.50), also earned her first trip to an Olympic Games.

After the swim, Adams said she "couldn't be more excited to go to Rio" with Flickinger, who grinned as she expressed her own excitement about making the team.

Reigning Olympic champion looks to repeat

The third and last event final contested on day four of the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials was the men's 100 meter freestyle, featuring Nathan Adrian, who memorably out-touched Australia's James Magnussen at the 2012 London Olympics to claim the gold by one-one hundredth of a second.

In the end, it was Adrian who claimed the victory and a shot at defending his title. Nineteen-year old Caeleb Dressel also earned a berth by placing number two behind Adrian.

The 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials will continue July 1 from Omaha with a sixth day of action in the pool. Scheduled finals included the women's 200 meter breaststroke, the men's 200 meter backstroke, the men's 200 meter IM, and the women's 100 meter freestyle.

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