CONTRIBUTED BY ST. MARY’S ACADEMY
Sydney Silver, a rising senior at St. Mary’s Academy, has qualified for the 2020 U.S.A. Swimming Olympic Team Trials. Sydney recently competed at the U.S.A. Swimming Junior Nationals Championships (18 and under) at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. She placed 13th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.68. The Team Trials is the meet U.S.A. Swimming uses to select the US Olympic Team for the 2020 Olympic Games. The Olympic Trials will be held June 21-28 at the Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sydney will join the greatest swimmers from across the country at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the quest to become a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.
“The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials showcases our country’s greatest talent and sets the stage for some of the most riveting match-ups, dramatic finishes and timeless stories across our sport,” USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey III said. The eight-day Trials competition, which will feature approximately 1,400 swimmers, serves as the sole qualifier for pool swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Athletes will earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team roster at each of the eight finals sessions.
Sydney trains with the University of Denver Hilltoppers under Coach Shawn Smith. She has been swimming for six years. She has verbally committed to swim for the University of Texas Longhorns starting in the fall of 2020.
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