Palm Beach Post July 2, 2016
A Boca Raton resident and Florida Atlantic University graduate is
U.S. Olympic swimming trials
in Nebraska this weekend trying make her Olympic dreams come
Caroline Simmons, 25, is one of nearly 200 women who are
participating in the trials, the only qualifying event for
the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The trials began
June 26 and end July 3.
Simmons, who graduated in May from Florida Atlantic with a
master’s degree in ocean engineering, swam
Performance Aquatics team in Boca Raton. According
to Kathleen Prindle, head coach and owner, she's competing in
the Trials for the second time.
“It’s been a long road for Caroline,” Prindle
said. “Deciding to continue competing while pursuing an
advanced degree is never easy, especially after such a storied
collegiate athletic career.”
As a senior at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville,
Simmons earned an NCAA Championship Title in the 200 Freestyle
Relay, three All-American honors and placed fourth in her signature
50 freestyle, Prindle said.
The trials will be broadcast on NBC each night between 8 and 9 p.m.