Marta Ciesla at Olympic Trials - photo/Michael Lyn
Marta Ciesla at Olympic Trials – photo/Michael Lyn

The Sunshine state had over 150 swimmers headed to Omaha to compete in the US Olympic Trials.  This is our #4 moment in 2016.

The state of Florida sent the second largest contingent in the entire United States to the Olympic Trials in hopes of sending as many swimmers as possible to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Some athletes were just excited to be there for the first time, others were there to make their mark, and yet others were there to go to Rio!

Interesting facts about our athletes, who they were, and the list of names at the United States Olympic Team Trials.

Florida swimmers who made the big final in their event.

200 Free:  Melanie Margalis

400 Free:  Stephanie Peacock

800 Free:   Stephanie Peacock

100 Back:  Clara Smiddy

200 Back:  Elizabeth Beisel

200 Breast:  Melanie Margalis

100 Fly:  Claire Donahue

200 IM:  Melanie Margalis

400 IM:  Elizabeth Beisel

50 Free:  Caeleb Dressel

100 Free:  Caeleb Dressel

200 Free:  Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte

400 Free:  Conor Dwyer, True Sweetser

1500 Free:  Robert Finke

100 Back:  Ryan Murphy

200 Back:  Ryan Murphy, Austin Katz

200 IM:  Ryan Lochte

400 IM:  Ryan Lochte

So after a full week of racing, the crazy stress was over and the team was made.

Florida’s team became “Team Florida” and the stage was set. Team Florida 

Conor Dwyer
Ryan Lochte
Melanie Margalis
Ryan Murphy
Caeleb Dressel
Elizabeth Beisel
Michelle Konkoly
Sam Dorman
Katrina Young
Ashleigh Johnson
Bob Bowman
Dave Marsh
Randy Ableman
John Proctor
Jay Thomas
Sid Cassidy

See full results here.

 

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Florida Swim Network