March 5, 2012
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PRINCETON, N.J. – George Washington swimming’s senior captain Marshall Seedorff has qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which will take place from June 25-July 2, in Omaha, Neb.
Seedorff competed at the qualification round of the Olympic Time Trials last weekend at Princeton University, where he swam a time of 23.46 seconds in the 50-meter freestyle. He will attend the team trials with hopes of making the U.S. Men’s Swimming Team and competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in July and August.
“The whole team is very excited for Marshall,” said head coach Dan Rhinehart. “It is an exciting opportunity and I know he is thrilled to be going.”
The Olympic Team Trials is referred to by USA Swimming as “one of the fastest, exciting, suspenseful and pressure-filled competitions held in the United States every four years.”
After hosting the 2011-12 Ivy League Swimming Championships, Princeton University gave NCAA student-athletes the opportunity to qualify for the team trial meet by hosting a qualification round. While GW and most other NCAA swimming teams compete in short-course pools and measure their events in yards, Olympic trial times must be completed in a long-course pool and the distance must be measured in meters.
Princeton accommodated these standards in its natatorium and invited several teams to compete, including fellow Atlantic 10 members Fordham and La Salle.