March 29, 2016
USC swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials
An Upper St. Clair High School senior made the trial cuts for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Kevin Liu competed in the 2016 Time Trials March 25 – 26 at the University of Pittsburgh. He will travel to Omaha, Neb., in June to compete in the 100 and 200 backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
The 2016 Olympic Trials ranks as the biggest swimming event in the country and will select the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team, which will represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The competition will take place June 26 - July 3, 2016, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Kevin plans to attend South Carolina University this fall where he will compete on the swim team. Qualifying for the Olympics has been his long-time goal.
“He has worked long and hard at training--getting these cuts was the goal of the season--more so than WPIALs or even States,” Annette Damerau, Kevin’s mother, said. “I am so so proud of him. He deserves this.”