Our best from the Olympic Swim Trials

June is always a busy month for the photo staff at The World-Herald. Right now, we’re all in recovery mode. Two weeks have passed since the conclusion of the College World Series, and barely more than a week ago we saw the closing ceremonies for the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.


The U.S. Olympic swim team is presented July 2 during the final night of the Swim Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Monday’s attendance was 9,609, pushing the eight-day total to a record 167,048. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD


The World-Herald online and print editions were jammed with all sorts of images from the events, but we wanted to create a slideshow with some of our staff’s favorite Swim Trials pictures. You’ll see images from Mark Davis, Andrew Dickinson, Jeff Beiermann, Rebecca S. Gratz, Chris Machian, Matt Miller and me.

Take a look!

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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