Brendan Hansen looks on after he competed in preliminary heat 15 of the Men's 100 m Breaststroke during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 25, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.
On Tuesday night, Brendan Hansen goes for a spot on his third Olympic team in the 100 breaststroke.
Hansen, who is from Havertown, flirted with the American record in Monday's semifinals, coming up short with a time of 59.71 seconds -- fourth-fastest in the world this year.
The 30-year-old former world champion quit after Beijing but returned to the pool looking to make up for disappointments in the last two Olympics.
"I went out there and hit the first five strokes and I was like, 'I'm gone, later,' and just took off,'' Hansen said.
"You have no idea how hard it is to break a minute.''
You can watch Brendan swim tonight on the NBC Sports Network from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.