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UK Well Represented at 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials | Kentucky

Kentucky trying to qualify nine for U.S. Olympic Team


KentuckyLEXINGTON, 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 nine 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 four 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 broadcastlive on national television, with the day sessions being carried by the NBCSports 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.


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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


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