16 year old Boswell among Olympic Trials qualifiers

Chesterfield, VA (WWBT)- The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials get underway next Monday and several swimmers from the Richmond-metro area will make their way to Omaha.

16 year old Madison Boswell was the youngest swimmer to hit an Olympic Trials cut this past weekend at the Last Chance Invitational held at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center.  Boswell hit the qualifying mark in the 200 meter butterfly and travel to the trials at the Qwest Center.

A total of seven swimmers qualified for the trials at the meet, including William and Mary sophomore Andrew Strait, who qualified in three events.  Strait swims for the Poseidon Swim Club in the summer.

Both Boswell and Strait say that their chances of qualifying for the London Olympic Games are slim and unlikely. They plan to go out in hopes of improving their times and also observing how some of the best swimmers in the world compete and conduct themselves at the biggest meet in the United States.

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials begin on June 25 and run through July 2 at the Qwest Center in Omaha.

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