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