June 24, 2016 - by
Noles Eye Olympic Trials

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – Current, former and future members of the Florida State swimming team will be competing at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. at the Century Link Center from June 26-July3.

“It’s an accomplishment to qualify for this meet,” FSU assistant coach Matt McVittie said. “We’re going to treat this like any other meet. Most of these kids have competed at NCAA’s and ACC’s and preparing for this is no different. Everyone is looking great in practice and we’re ready to go.”

This will be the first meet for most since the NCAA Championships back in March.

Jason McCormick, Kanoa Kaleoaloha, Connor Kalisz, Calvin Bryant, Chad Mylin, Meg Brown, Summer Finke, Natalie Pierce, along with incoming freshmen Nika Blank and Griffin Alainz will be representing FSU in addition to former Seminoles Kaitlyn Dressel, Mark Weber, Cole Hensley and Ian Apple on seven different club teams.

“It’s going to be fun,” Mylin said. “Ian, Jason, Kanoa and myself are all doing the 50 free together. We train together, we’re close and we’re going to go out there, have some fun and swim really fast.”

“I’ve been waiting my whole life to swim at Olympic Trials,” Pierce said. “I went four years ago as a spectator so I got to experience it that way, but I am very excited to go and compete and represent Florida State.”

Prelims will start each day at 11 a.m. with finals to follow at 7:45 p.m. The top 16 swimmers of each event with the exception of the 400 free, 400 IM, 800 free and 1500 free will advance to semifinals. The fastest eight from the semi’s will move on to finals.

Live results can be found at usaswimming.org.

List of Events

Calvin Bryant           Jr.      St. Petersburg, Fla.             SPA              1500 free, 400 free

Kanoa Kaleoaloha     So.     Aiea, Hawaii                       KSC              50 free

Connor Kalisz           Jr.      BelAir, Md.                         NBAC            100 back, 200 back

Jason McCormick      Sr.      Boca Raton, Fla.                 ClubNole        50 free

Chad Mylin               Jr.      Longwood, Fla.                   ClubNole        50 free

Meg Brown              So.     Chelmsford, Mass.              ClubNole        400 IM, 200 IM

Summer Finke         So.     Clearwater, Fla.                  SPA              800 free, 400 free

Natalie Pierce           Jr.      Birmingham, Mich.              ClubNole        100 breast

Nika Blank               Fr.      Lowell, Mass.                     PAA              50 Free

Griffin Alainz            Fr.      Rockville, Md.                     RMSC            200 back

Mark Weber             ‘13      Macon, Ga.                        SwimMAC      50 Free

Ian Apple                ‘16      Jacksonville, Fla.                 ClubNole        50 Free

Kaitlyn Dressel         ‘15      Green Cove Springs, Fla.     ATAC             50 Free

Cole Hensley            ‘16      Winter Spring, Fla.              Blue Dolphins  100 fly

TV Schedule

June 266:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC
June 276:30 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC
June 287:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC
June 297:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC
June 306:30 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC
July 16:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC
July 25:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – Qualifying HeatsNBC Sports Net.
8:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC Sports Net.
July 37:00 p.m.Olympic Trials – FinalsNBC

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