Taylor Uselis Qualifies for 2016 Olympic Trials

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Just shortly after completing his freshman year, University of Pennsylvania swimmer Taylor Uselis was back in the pool in his home state of Florida competing. Over the weekend, Uselis competed in the Kent B. Holdren Memorial at the Selby Aquatics Center in Sarasota, Florida and met the time standard of 15:49.99 in the 1500 meter free for the 2016 US Olympic Trials with his time of 15:47.

The Olympic Trials is regarded as one of the most exciting and intense events to be held on American soil and will take place at the CenturyLink Center Omaha Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Once there, swimmers from around the country will compete for a chance to represent Team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Uselis isn’t the only Quaker to meet a time standard for the Olympic trials, as he joins three current team members who have cuts for the meet already: classmate Alex Peterson and rising juniors, Grant Proctor and Cole Hurwitz. Peterson and Proctor both made cuts in the 400 IM while Hurwitz made cuts in the 100 and 200 breast events.

Olympic Trials Qualifying Time Standards
Men 50 free: 23.29

Men 100 free: 50.69
Men 200 free: 1:51.89
Men 400 free: 3:58.69
Men 1500 free: 15:49.99
Men 100 back: 57.19
Men 200 back: 2:03.79
Men 100 breast: 1:03.69
Men 200 breast: 2:18.39
Men 100 fly: 54.79
Men 200 fly: 2:01.99
Men 200 IM: 2:05.09
Men 400 IM: 4:27.49