Jun 22

From Senior Chair Dave Kilmer:

The first thing someone says when they find out a swimmer is going to trials is something like, “I hope you make the Olympics”, or “Do you think you’ll make it to Rio?”. The reality is that only about 40-45 US swimmers will qualify for the Olympics, and 20-25 of those will likely be those who’ve been to previous Olympics….so about 20 new qualifiers out of 400,000 U.S. swimmers (that’s 1 out of every 20,000!).

Just to be one of the 1,700 swimmers at the trials is an incredible feat. Basically it represents the top ½ of 1% of the swimmers in the US.  The Olympic Trials in Omaha is, by far, the premier swimming meet in the US. With 10-14,000 fans in the stands FOR PRELIMS, it dwarfs all other meets!

Most swimmers at Olympic Trials are going because it is the most awesome meet in the US since the Olympics were here in 1996. While most don’t have a great shot at the Olympic team, one San Diego swimmer potentially could have a shot – Kendyl Stewart from NCA / USC is seeded 3rd in the 100 Fly.

Here’s who else from San Diego to watch for:

SwimmerTrains or trained withCompeting at Trials forEvents
Summer HarrisonSDSUAztec Aquatics100 Fly
Taylor JohnsonSDSUAztec Aquatics50 Free
Riley SpitserBFSTBFST / SJSU400 Free
Sarah NowaskiCASTCAST800 Free
Tommy AndersonCASTNotre Dame / CAST400 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 IM
Micah OrnelasCASTHawaii100 Fly
Drew AviottiICACUniv of Kentucky1500 Free
Kendyl StewartNCANCA / USC100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free
Andrew BradyNCANCA / Florida400 Free, 1500 Free
Grant SchenkPSAuburn400 Free, 1500 Free
Rochelle DongRSDRSD / Pennsylvania50 Free
Michael CohnRSDUCSD / RSD100 Back
Liam McCloskeyRSDRSD / Auburn100 Fly
Brandon CrabtreeSDYSDY50 Free
Nick KorthUCSDUCSD100 Breast, 200 Breast
Jamie BryanUCSDUCSD200 Breast
Michael SalazarHSAHSA / Ohio State100 Fly
Trent WilliamsSDACUC Berkley100 Free, 200 Free
Kevin MendozaIVDAIVDA / UCSB100 Fly

written by docbailey

One Response to “Olympic Trials 2016 (June 26-July 3)”

  1. 1. Troy Says:

    Can we add Kevin Medoza who is currently swimming at UCSB and IVDA? He is in the 100 fly

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