UK Well Represented at 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
June 19, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S.A. Swimming will hold its quad-annual U.S. Olympic Trials meet starting on June 25 and running through July 2, as the cut will be made for those eligible to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England and represent the United States. Kentucky will have ten swimmers competing in 16 different events at the U.S. Olympic Trials as they all look to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.
Kentucky will have five current swimmers competing, while five former UK swimmers will also be looking to snag a spot in the London games as well.
Comprising the list of current UK swimmers are Christina Bechtel, Kristen Wilson, Megan Eppler, Maclin Simpson and Lee Duggins. The past UK swimmers are Tyler Reed, who graduated in 2012, Chatham Penrod, Jenny Bradford and Alex Forbes.
The Olympic Trials will run from June 25 to July 2 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, in Omaha, Neb. The event will be broadcast live on national television, with the day sessions being carried by the NBC Sports Network and most night sessions telecasted on NBC. NBC will also serve as the official home of the 2012 Olympic Games for U.S. television.
For the most up-to-date results and reaction of UK in the Olympics, log on to UKathletics.com.
List of UK Athletes and Events:
Christina Bechtel - 100 fly
Kristen Wilson - 50 free, 100 free
Megan Eppler - 50 free, 100 free
Maclin Simpson - 100 fly, 200 fly
Lee Duggins - 100 back, 200 back
Tyler Reed - 50 free, 100 free, 200 free
Chatham Penrod - 100 back, 200 back
Jenny Bradford - 50 free
Alex Forbes - 50 free
Colin Faris - 50 free