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US Olympic trial competition heats up for the summer games




Nathan Adrian (L) and Anthony Ervin (R) start their race in the men's 50M Freestyle final on day seven of the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials on July 1, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska which was won by Cullen Jones with Ervin finishing second, and Adrian taking third.
Nathan Adrian (L) and Anthony Ervin (R) start their race in the men's 50M Freestyle final on day seven of the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials on July 1, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska which was won by Cullen Jones with Ervin finishing second, and Adrian taking third.
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The 2012 summer Olympics are just around the corner and competition in the United States Olympic trials is heating up. For the first time in U.S. history, two African-American swimmers – Cullen Jones and Anthony Ervin - have qualified for the same event, the 50-meter freestyle. Veteran swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Amanda Beard and Dara Torres – who all happen to have California connections - have also strived to make this year’s Olympic team.

Listen in as Patt checks on the latest tribulations at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Guest:

Bill Shaikin, reporter for the L.A. Times