June 20, 2012
By Alexandria Young
Sixteen swimmers from the Naval Academy are back working out in the comfortable confines of Lejuene Hall preparing for for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
The Olympics Trials will be held June 25 to July 2 in Omaha, Neb., and Navy is sending a large contingent of current and former Mids to the event. Five swimmers qualified before this year and another 11 secured berths this past February during the ECAC Long Course Invitational held at Lejeune Hall.
More than 250,000 swimmers compete in United States swimming programs and only 1,250 have qualified to compete at the trials. So it is quite an accomplishment for Navy men’s coach Bill Roberts and women’s coach John Morrison to be sending such a large contingent.
Sophomore Zach Ingold, a New York native, will participate in the 100-yard freestyle.
“This is a once- or twice-in-a-lifetime chance for us,” Ingold said. “We are proud to represent the country as a whole and wear the Navy colors. I want to cherish this experience and make the most out of it.
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