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Sixteen current, former IU swimmers vying for spot on U.S. Olympic Team



Recent IU graduate Margaux Farrell has already punched her ticket to this summer’s Olympics, but she might not be the last Hoosier swimmer that makes it to London.

Farrell will swim for the French team, but starting Monday, 16 current and former IU swimmers will attempt to make the United States team at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.

Preliminary races will begin every day at 11 a.m. EST and finals will start at 7:45 p.m. EST. The Trials continue through July 2.

The IU competitors include:

Allysa Vavra
IU status: Graduated
Events: 400-meter individual medley, 200-meter IM, 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter backstroke.
Career notes: 2012 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, currently a member of the U.S. national team in the 400-meter IM.

Steve Schmuhl
IU status: Sophomore
Events: 400-meter IM, 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter IM.

Jim Barbiere
IU status: Senior
Event(s): 400-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle.

Cody Miller
IU status: Junior
Events: 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter IM
Career notes: Two-time defending Big Ten Champion in 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke.

Sam Trahin
IU status: Senior
Event(s): 400-meter IM, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter IM
Career notes: Placed fourth in the 400-yard IM at the NCAA Championships in March with a school-record time of 3:44.37.

Kim Tracey
IU status: Graduated
Events: 400-meter IM, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter IM

Ian Boggs
IU status: Sophomore
Events: 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter breaststroke

Lindsay Vrooman
IU status: Junior
Events: 400-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter butterfly, 800-meter freestyle
Career notes: Won Big Ten title in 1,650-yard freestyle and finished sixth in the event at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

Lauren Jordan
IU status: Sophomore
Events: 200-meter backstroke, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle

Andrew Taylor
IU status: Graduated
Events: 400-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle

Katelyn Ishee
IU status: Graduated
Events: 200-meter breaststroke

Daniel Kanorr
IU status: Senior
Events: 50-meter freestyle

John Schnittker
IU status: Graduated
Events: 400-meter freestyle

Ashley Specht
IU status: Senior
Event(s): 100-meter breaststroke

Sara Delay
IU status: Sophomore
Events: 50-meter freestyle

James Wells
IU status: Junior
Events: 100-meter backstroke

Ben Hesen
IU status: Graduated
Events: 100-meter backstroke
Career notes: 2008 NCAA Champion in 100-yard backstroke and a former All-American.

Kevin Swander
IU status: Graduated
Events:  100-meter breaststroke
Misc: 2006 NCAA Runner-Up in 100-yard breaststroke and former All-American.

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