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Elizabeth Beisel 2016 Olympic Trials
Photo: Michael Lyn

On the first day of competition, several swimmers from the Sunshine State had outstanding swims.

Elizabeth Beisel touched second in the 400 IM, placing a strong claim on a spot in Rio. Meanwhile Claire Donahue (SoFlo) is advancing to the finals of the 100 Breaststroke. She excitedly explained that in 2012 she was seeded 7th going into the finals, and ironically she is now in the same position and very happy about it.

Claire Donahue
Photo: Michael Lyn

Former Florida Gator Conor Dwyer also had a stellar night, also putting forth a fierce claim on a spot in Rio by touching in second in the 400 Free.

Conor Dwyer
Photo: Michael Lyn

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Check out the results below:

Men’s 400 IM

3. Ryan Lochte 4:12.02 

30. Christian Carbone 4:25.15

31. Alex Lebed 4:25.34

33. Miguel Cancel 4:26.65

40. Sam Smiddy 4:27.51

51. Grant Sanders 4:29.01

52. Bobby Finke 4:29.15

62. Brennan Balogh 4:29.94

84. Ross Palazzo 4:34.24

Women’s 100 Butterfly – Semi-Finals

7. Claire Donahue 58.76 (Advances to finals)

21. Isabel Ivey 59.96

35. Harper Bruens 1:00.28

53. Jessica Nava 1:00.78

66. Erika Erdnl 1:00.95

70. Natalie Hinds 1:01.08

78. Angela Algee 1:01.22

89. Justine Bowker 1:01.43

103. Claire Maiocco 1:01.77

107. Maddie Hess 1:01.85

Men’s 400 Freestyle

2. Conor Dwyer 3:44.66 

6. True Sweetser 3:50.71 

27. Matthew Hirschberger 3:56.67

33. Ben Lawless 3:57.86

42. Arthur Frayler 3:59.80

52. Danny Erlenmeyer 3:58.83

54. Blake Manganiello 3:58.85

69. TC Smith 3:59.80

75. Bobby Finke 4:00.04

95. Eric Geunes 4:03.83

Women’s 400 IM

2. Elizabeth Beisel 4:36.81 

18. Christin Rockway 4:49.63

29. Rachael Bradford-Feldman 4:53.33

35. Megan Brown 4:52.41

57. Kelly Fertel 4:55.50

42. Casey Francis 5:02.91

45. Hannah Burns 4:53.69

50. Carley Lowe 4:54.14

72. Kathleen Golding 4:56.96

DQ Ashley Neidigh

Men’s 100 Breaststroke Semi-Finals

12. Alex Edvokimov 1:01.14 

32. Michael Duderstadt 1:02.19

61. Kile Auckerman 1:03.00

132. Matthew Limbacher 1:05.25

DQ James Daugherty

Full results here.