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Caeleb Dressel and future Gator Maxime Rooney - 13 Florida Gator Swimmers Qualify for Olympics
Caeleb Dressel and future Gator Maxime Rooney – photo/Michael Lyn/FSN

16 Florida Gator Swimmers Qualify for Olympics

Gainesville, FL—The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will have 16 Florida Gator swimmers representing 11 different countries beginning in just 28 days.

This past week in Omaha, Nebraska, at the United States Olympic Trials, the last of the UF group qualified four which included Elizabeth Beisel, Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer and rising Junior Caeleb Dressel.

Conor Dwyer just before his 400 Free Final - Photo/Michael Lyn/FSN - 13 Florida Gator Swimmers Qualify for Olympics
Conor Dwyer just before his 400 Free Final – Photo/Michael Lyn/FSN

Earlier this summer, eleven Florida Gator athletes qualified for their country including Mitch D’Arrigo (Italy), Hilda Luthersdottir (Iceland), Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez (Spain), Dan Wallace (Great Britain), Jan Switkowski (Poland), Corey Main (New Zealand), Sebastien Rousseau (South Africa), Melani Costa (Spain), Pawel Werner (Poland), Rex Tullius (US Virgin Islands), and Omar Pinzon (Colombia).

Elizabeth Beisel during her 400 Individual Medley 2nd place swim - photo/Michael Lyn/FSN
Elizabeth Beisel during her 400 Individual Medley 2nd place swim – photo/Michael Lyn/FSN

The Olympics begin on August 5th and last 16 days until August 21st. The pool swimming portion of the Olympic Games lasts a week, from Aug. 6-13 and the open water will be the 15-16.

Recent history in swimming for the Gators at the Olympic Games: In 2012 the Gators had 20 athletes, 2008, 22 athletes, 2004, 11 athletes and in 2000, 9 athletes.

Florida Swim Network will be there to give you a different look at the Games, as well as follow all your favorite Florida athletes.  You can follow along on all of our social media, Twitter on @FLASwimNetwork, Instagram at FloridaSwimNetwork, Facebook on facebook.com/FloridaSwimNetwork.

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Related Pages:  All of our Olympics coverage will also be on http://olympics.floridaswimnetwork.com/

 

 

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