January 14, 2021
Team Newletter - 13-Year Old Claire Weinstein Becomes Youngest Qualifier for 2021 Olympic Trials !
Westchester Aquatic Club Wolverine's, 13-year old Claire Weinstein has become the youngest qualifier for the 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials.
Claire finished in 5th place on this evening evening in the women’s 800 free in Richmond, Virginia – one of two sites for the split-location TYR Pro Swim Series meet this weekend. The Westchester Aquatic Club trainee swam a best time of 8:45.34. That dips well under the Olympic Trials cut of 8:48.09.
Claire beat her previous best time of 9:06.85, done in February of 2020, by 21 seconds. That improvement is not a huge surprise given her drops in other races since returning to racing. She has swum a long course meet, the Richmond stop of the US Open series, since then, but only raced the 200, 400, and 1500 freestyles at that meet.
USA Swimming doesn’t maintain all-time single-age rankings, but since 2010 that swim ranks Weinstein as the 6th-fastest 13-year old in the event.
Congratulations to Claire and her family !