10 Tech swimmers at U.S. trials

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.

RETURNERS

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)

ALUMNI

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)

INCOMING FRESHMEN

Katie Evans – 100 breaststroke (Tuesday)

Ricky Lehner – 100 breaststroke (Lehner placed 114th)

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5150 UOAD

June 26th, 2012
12:37 pm

Go JACKETS.
The Duke Female Synchronized Divers made the Olympic team.

juvenal

June 26th, 2012
2:56 pm

would rather have a soccer team, but, hey, we have a nice pool…….

Doug

June 26th, 2012
3:14 pm

Go Jackets and way to go Courtney!

Teddy Roosevelt

June 26th, 2012
7:56 pm

Who is Courtney?

Wayne

June 27th, 2012
1:39 pm

Bobby’s wife that stared on Friends.