Coppery swimmers set sights on U.S. Olympic Trials

Coppery, Ala. – The Auburn swimming and jumping system will be very much addressed throughout the following fourteen days at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Wave I starts Friday and goes through Monday. Reddish-brown has 10 current swimmers expected to contend, just as six individuals from the 2021 class who endorsed with the Tigers in November.

The ladies’ gathering highlights sophomores Abby Gibbons, Colby Hurt, and Hannah Ownbey and furthermore incorporates fifth-year senior Mykenzie Leehy, an alumni move who as of late endorsed with Auburn from Houston. Approaching green beans Avery Bargeron and Lexi Mulvihill will likewise contend in the primary flood of U.S. Preliminaries.

On the men’s side, the current swimmers on the mind sheet are Ty Babinec, Elliott Jones, Reid Mikuta, Lleyton Smith, Aidan Stoffle, and Matthew Yish. They will be joined by underwriters Henry Bethel, Jacques Rathle, Andrew Simmons, and Nate Stoffle.

Altogether, there will be 16 Tigers swimming across 14 unique occasions at Wave I.


*Avery Bargeron – 100 Fly

Abby Gibbons – 200 Fly

Colby Hurt – 200 IM, 400 IM

**Mykenzie Leehy – 50 Free, 100 Free

*Lexi Mulvihill – 50 Free

Hannah Ownbey – 200 IM, 400 IM


*Henry Bethel – 100 Breast, 200 IM

Ty Babinec – 100 Breast

Elliott Jones – 100 Back, 200 Back

Reid Mikuta – 100 Breast

*Jacques Rathle – 400 IM

*Andrew Simmons – 200 Back

Lleyton Smith – 100 Back, 200 Back

Aidan Stoffle – 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly

*Nate Stoffle – 100 Back

Matthew Yish – 50 Free

*Incoming Freshman

**Graduate Transfer

The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials were parted into two meets to consider fewer competitors to be nearby in the midst of the continuous COVID-19 pandemic. The swimmers contending in Wave I met the first Olympic Trial qualifying times while swimmers who hit a later, quicker arrangement of qualifying times were welcome to Wave II.

Among those welcome to Wave II, set to happen June 13-20, are Auburn’s Brynn Curtis, Emily Hetzer, and Averee Preble. The main two entertainers in every occasion from Wave I will likewise procure the chance to contend in Wave II.

Wave I – Schedule of Events

Friday, June 4: 100 Free, 100 Back, 200 Fly, 800 Free (coordinated last)

Saturday, June 5: 200 Free, 100 Breast, 400 IM

Sunday, June 6: 400 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Back

Monday, June 7: 200 IM, 50 Free, 200 Breast, 1500 Free (planned last)