Swander Swims 100m Breaststroke Olympic Trials Cut
May 28, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — University of South Carolina assistant coach Kevin Swander became the latest Gamecock to swim a US Olympic Trials cut on Saturday when he achieved a qualifying time in the 100m breaststroke at the Carolina Aquatics May Breakout.
Swander, who last swam competitively at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, clocked a time of 1:02.18. The meet took place at the Carolina Natatorium, South Carolina’s home pool.
Swander joins student-athletes Emma Barksdale, Cody Bekemeyer, Jeremiah Bohon, Jonathan Boland, Kersten Dirrane, Paige Maynard, Meredith Vay and Taylor Worrell as current members of the Gamecock program who have achieved US Trials cuts, and Carolina alum Michael Flach has also posted qualifying times. The 2016 US Olympic Trials will be contested June 26 – July 3 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.
Gamecocks Akaram Mahmoud and Julia Vincent have already officially punched their tickets to the Rio Summer Olympics in August. Mahmoud will swim for Egypt, while Vincent will dive for South Africa.