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🥇 Swimming for gold
The Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN hosted the 2024 US Olympic Swim Trials from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23.
Catch the US Olympic Swim Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium until Sunday, June 23.|Photo by INDYtoday
Now that’s what we call going for gold. Since the US Olympic Swim Team Trials kicked off on Saturday, June 15, a few Indiana swimmers have qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Let’s get to know these swimmers and what they bring to Team USA.

Please note: The official Team USA swim roster will be released on Sunday, June 23. Some of the below athletes have tentatively qualified.

Lilly King

With a spot secured on Team USA, the Paris Games will be King’s third Olympic appearance. The former IU Bloomington swimmer has been the world record holder for the women’s 100-meter breaststroke since 2017.

Aaron Shackell

This Carmel Swim Club athlete was the first American swimmer to qualify for Paris after winning the finals of the men’s 400-meter freestyle earlier this week. The 19-year-old swimmer spent this past fall at the University of California before announcing his return to Carmel to train as an Olympic redshirt.

Seven Olympic swimmers jump from their diving boards in the US Olympic Swim Trials in Indianapolis, IN.

Swimming has been an event in the Olympics since 1896.

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Drew Kibler

The Paris Games will be this Carmel swimmer’s second Olympic appearance. Kibler is a six-time NCAA champion and is a world record holder in the short course 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Chris Guiliano

This Notre Dame swimmer — originally from Pennsylvania — has qualified to swim a few events in the Paris games, including the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, and 4x100-meter relay.

Alex Shackell

Sister to Olympian Aaron Shackell, this 17-year-old Carmel High School student tentatively made Team USA earlier this week when she finished sixth in the 200-meter freestyle.

Blake Pieroni

No stranger to the Olympics, this three-time gold medalist is tentatively joining Team USA in Paris. Pieroni is a former IU Bloomington swimmer and five-time World Champion.

It’s not over yet. Check out what you can expect in the last days of the US Olympic Swim Trials.
 
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Which Olympic sport are you most looking forward to watching this year?

A. Swimming
B. Track and field
C. Basketball
D. Other
 
 
Events
 
Friday, June 21
  • Animals And All That Jazz | Friday, June 21-Thursday, Aug. 1 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | Zoo admission | Cap off a fun day at the zoo with a night of live jazz music and specialty food.
  • Greenwood Public Library Art Festival | Friday, June 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood | Free | Shop goods from a handmade market, watch artist demos, listen to live performances, and participate in a community art project.
Saturday, June 22
  • Wildflower Woods Scavenger Hunt | Saturday, June 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | Donation | Embark on a scavenger hunt — find all the items and you’ll receive a prize.
  • Uncork Me Indiana 2024 | Saturday, June 22 | 2-7 p.m. | Military Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis | $10-$55 | Sample 100+ of the state’s finest wines, meads, and ciders.
Sunday, June 23
  • The Bejeweled Band: A Taylor Swift Tribute | Sunday, June 23 | 3-7 p.m. | The Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis | $20 | Shake it off with fellow Swifities — proceeds from the event will benefit Dayspring Center.
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4 unique tasting experiences at Heaven Hill
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After your tasting experience, take a walk through the interactive exhibit gallery, have a drink at the Five Brothers Bar, and then check out the gift shop. |Photos provided by Heaven Hill Brand; GIF by LOUtoday
You’re invited to experience the history + tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience through one of these tastings:
  • Magic of the Mashbill | Learn about five nationally-acclaimed American Whiskeys, each from a different mashbill.
  • Whiskey Connoisseur Experience | Discuss + taste the unique characteristics of Heaven Hill’s American Whiskeys, focusing on the color, aroma, taste + finish.
  • Bottled-In-Bond Tour + Tasting | Enjoy a tasting while touring two of the bonded rickhouses.
  • You Do Bourbon | Taste different products, choose your favorite, and then bottle + personalize it yourself.
 
News Notes
 
Sports
  • Speaking of Olympic qualifications, Indiana has three divers that are headed to Paris. IU grad Jessica Parratto will go for gold in the women’s 10-meter synchronized diving event + Purdue grads Tyler Downs and Greg Duncan will compete in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving event.
Announced
  • We’re not quite finished with Olympic qualification news. Indy’s Felicia Stancil is headed to the Paris Games to compete with Team USA’s women’s BMX Racing Olympic Team. This will be her second time completing as an Olympian. (WTHR)
Number
  • 22,209. That’s how many people attended night five of the US Olympic Swim Trials — setting a record for the largest swim meet ever. Will this weekend bring the number up even more? Only time will tell.
Development
  • In July, Hamilton County will begin construction on an $85 million public safety center in Noblesville. The facility will boast 108,000 sqft across three levels + will house an emergency operations center, 911 dispatchers, and more. The center is anticipated to be completed in 2026. (IBJ)
Cause
  • Why not give back this summer? Local nonprofit CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is in need of volunteers to help older adults and people with disabilities. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with CICOA + check out other ways to give back locally. (WISH)
Eat
  • Bier Brewery is launching a partnership with Solo Pizza food truck at its 65th Street location tomorrow, June 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Moving forward, the ‘za truck will be parked at brewery on Fridays during the same time frame.
Film
  • The seventh annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival will take place from Tuesday, July 23 to Sunday, July 28 at Living Room Theaters and Newfields. Tickets are on sale now. Bonus: Keep an eye on Heartland Film’s Instagram — the lineup of films will be announced on Thursday, June 27.
Travel
  • Planning a road trip this summer? Before you hit the road, be sure to check INDOT TrafficWise to plan your route and avoid delays. The website + app will show the most up-to-date information about lane closures and construction. Bonus: Here’s a little road trip inspo for you.
Listen
  • Will the hard work that Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman and his staff have put in on the recruitment trail pay off? Tyler Wojciak is joined by recruiting analyst Eric Thomas to discuss that and more in the latest episode of the Locked On Irish podcast.
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    🚲 Pedal this way
    Bike riders at  IU Health Momentum Indy.
    Some of the country’s top cyclists will come to Indy for this annual event. |Photo provided by IU Momentum Indy
    We hope you’re not feeling two-tired, because the IU Health Momentum Indy bike festival returns will multiple races and events on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, promising excitement for cyclists and spectators alike. Here’s everything we know about this year’s lineup.

    Indy will welcome pro and amateur cyclists from across the country for the festival’s two criterium (or “crit”) races: the Mass Ave Crit on Friday, July 12 and the Indy Crit on Saturday, July 13. The former is a stop on the American Criterium Cup professional series + features technically difficult turns that will make for a challenging ride and an exciting event to watch.

    Beginner to advanced cyclists have the opportunity to ride the Honor Major Taylor Fondo — a race with 14- to 62-mile routes that kicks off on Saturday, July 13 at 9 a.m.

    In addition to these three biking events, there will be multiple kids races and an expo with “all things biking” as well as food + drink vendors.
     
    The Buy
     
    Our Place’s take on a pressure + slow cooker. The Dream Cooker has the brand’s signature modern finish with multi-cooking capabilities. If you’re looking for a kitchen appliance that also has countertop appeal, this is it.
     
     
    The Wrap
     
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    From the editor
    My favorite Olympic sport to watch is diving — I love how precise the athletes are with their movements and how elegantly they enter the water. Since the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, I’ve started to really enjoy watching climbing as well.
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