Georgia Tech Swimmers Headed To Olympic Trials

June 25, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. – Eight Georgia Tech swimmers are in the Omaha this week, representing the Yellow Jackets at the 2012 United States Olympic Swimming Team Trials. The action began Monday at CenturyLink Center and runs through July 2.

For the Yellow Jackets, a program record 10 current or former swimmers earned Olympic Trials cuts, along with two incoming freshmen.

“This is a very exciting week for Georgia Tech swimming & diving, and what an honor it is to have these eight representing the Yellow Jackets at the U.S. Olympic Trials,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We only had three qualifiers in 2008, so to have 10 this season, with eight actually competing in Omaha is a tremendous accomplishment for our program. I hope we swim well, and enjoy the moment. It’s something they will not forget for the rest of their lives.”

Yellow Jackets Competing In Omaha:
Alexis Weber – 50 free
Eric Chiu – 100 fly
Kate Woolbright – 400 free
Andrew Kosic – 100 free, 50 free
Matthew Vaughan – 100 breast
Heidi Hatteberg – 100 back, 200 back
Ryan Salmon – 100 breast

Tech Alums Competing In Omaha:
Travis Wagner – 100 free

Incoming Tech Freshmen Competing In Omaha:
Ricky Lehner – 100 breast
Katie Evans – 100 breast

Achieved Cuts, But Not Competing In Omaha:
Jordan Evans – 100 free
Nigel Plummer – 50 free

The top-two swimmers in each individual event earn spots on the U.S Olympic Team. The top-four finishers in both the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle events will also officially make the team, however, there is an option to add the fifth and sixth-place finishers to the squad as alternates. The meet runs through Monday, July 2.

2012 Olympic Trials TV Schedule

Monday, June 25
Prelims: 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals: 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Tuesday, June 26
Prelims: 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals: 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Wednesday, June 27
Prelims: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Thursday, June 28
Prelims: 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals: 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Friday, June 29
Prelims: 4:30-6:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals: 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Saturday, June 30
Prelims: 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals: 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Sunday, July 1
Prelims: 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
Finals, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, NBC

Monday, July 2
No Prelims
Finals: 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET

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