Georgia Tech has sent seven swimmers from the 2011-12 team to the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. Including graduates, the number of swimmers who qualified is 10 (two chose not to compete), a record for the Tech program, not counting two incoming freshmen. Tech had three qualifiers in 2008.
A list of swimmers competing in Omaha. The meet began Monday and runs through next Monday. The top two swimmers in each event earn a place on the Olympic team.
Tech already has one swimmer who will compete in London – Andrew Chetcuti, a rising sophomore who will swim for Malta. Chetcuti holds three Maltese national records and was a part of four national record-breaking relays.
Eric Chiu – 100-meter butterfly (preliminary heats Saturday)
Andrew Kosic – 100 free (Thursday), 50 free (Saturday)
Ryan Salmon – 100 breaststroke (Salmon did not advance Monday, placing in a tie for 109th out of 139)
Kate Woolbright – 400 freestyle (Tuesday)
Heidi Hatteberg – 100 backstroke (Tuesday), 200 backstroke (Saturday)
Matthew Vaughan – 100 breaststroke (Vaughan placed 121st)
Travis Wagner – 100 freestyle (Thursday)
Alexis Weber – 50 freestyle (Sunday)
Katie Evans – 100 breaststroke (Tuesday)
Ricky Lehner – 100 breaststroke (Lehner placed 114th)