Skyline, Eastside Catholic, Eastlake send swimmers to U.S. Olympic Trials | Community sports news
July 2, 2012 · Updated 8:05 AM
Four preps with ties to the area competed in the U.S. Olympic Swim and Dive Trials in Omaha, Neb. as Ethan Hallowell, Edward Kim, Andie Taylor and Katie Kinnear were on hand with the nation's best with spots in London on the line.
Hallowell, an eight-time prep champ at Eastside Catholic now at Stanford University, made the field in the 50 meter freestyle after swimming with the Cardinal during the collegiate season as a freshman.
Kim, a 16-year-old student at Eastlake and member of the Bellevue Club Swim Team, qualified at the Western Region Section in the 100 meter freestyle after adding two more 4A state championships during the high school season to bring his total to four.
2010 Skyline graduate Andie Taylor, who captured seven individual state championships during her time as a Spartan (and also owns three individual school records and one state record) and also a student at Stanford, swam the standard in the 400 individual medley, 400 freestyle and 200 butterfly to make her way to Omaha.
Kinnear, who also brought her individual state championship total to seven at the 2011 state meet, made the field in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. She will attend UCLA in the fall.
Bellevue Christian's Kim Williams, who also swims with BCST and the Bellevue High School swim team, made the 400 individual medley field at age 14.
None of the swimmers with area ties made it out of the first heat in their respective events. The U.S. Olympic Swim and Dive Trials conclude July 2.
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