June 25, 2012
Swim Fort Lauderdale swimmers at USA Olympic Trials
Day 1 of Trials: SFTL swimmers Ryan Rosenbaum and Lauren Driscoll both swam the 400IM today. Ryan (in his very first Olympic Trials) was in an outside lane in his heat, but stuck to his race plan, started out with a strong fly, negative split his back & breast legs, and finished very strong on freestyle to finish 2nd in his heat and drop about 1.5 seconds off his time - for a best time (4:28.46), placing 50th overall. Lauren was in the last heat (the fastest seeded heat), was very nervous before her race, again sticking to her race plan, she finished her fly leg strong, neg, split her back & breast, finished very strong on freestyle, finishing 4th in her heat, with a best time (4:44.90), placing 11th overall (just missing finals, top 8 swim finals). Great job Lauren and Ryan! Great start to the meet Swim Fort Lauderdale.