16-year-old Maggie Papanicholas of the Pleasant Prairie Patriots Swim Team to Attend U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming

  • Maggie Papanicholas receiving her 1st place award after achieving her first Olympic Trials Cut at the 18&Under Junior National Championships. Coach Steve Frye

    Maggie Papanicholas receiving her 1st place award after achieving her first Olympic Trials Cut at the 18&Under Junior National Championships. Coach Steve Frye

 
 
Updated 5/5/2021 8:33 AM

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming will include 1,425* of America's fastest swimmers

Arlington Heights local Maggie Papanicholas, who swims for the Pleasant Prairie Patriots Swim Team in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, is set to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming in Omaha, Neb. in Wave 1 from June 4-7, 2021. Traditionally held every four years, the Olympic Trials are the largest and most prestigious swimming event in the U.S.

 

"We are extremely proud to have Maggie Papanicholas representing PX3 and the RecPlex at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June," her coach and PX3 CEO, Steve Frye said. "This great honor reflects the culmination of all the hard work and dedication she has put into her training. Because of that hard work and commitment, Maggie can say she is one of the fastest swimmers in the country, and now has the privilege to show everyone what she can do! Maggie is a great inspiration showing us that if you work hard enough for something and dream big, you can achieve anything!"

Maggie is currently ranked overall nationally 45th in the 100 Breaststroke and 30th in the 200 Breaststroke!

About Wave I and Wave II (Traditionally there would only be one event, but due to COVID-19 two waves have been created for safety.)

Wave II

The nation's top swimmers will compete at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming in June 2021 in the quest to become a member of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team. The eight-day Trials competition serves as the sole qualifier for pool swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021. Athletes will earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team roster at each of the eight finals sessions.

Wave I

Qualified U.S. swimmers will compete at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming in June 2021 in a wildcard bid to reach Wave II of the event and race to become a member of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team. The four-day Trials competition will feature many of the country's rising talent, with the top two swimmers of every event moving to Wave II.

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Both of the events will be broadcast live across NBC, NBCSN, the Olympic Channel and usaswimming.org.

Athletes successfully qualified for this event by swimming fast and reaching impressive time standards.

As of May 4, 2021 is 638 female and 745 male athletes had qualified across both waves.

A complete list of qualifiers can be found here: https://www.usaswimming.org/times/popular-resources/event-ranksearch.

For more information on the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming, please visit: https://www.usaswimming.org/trials

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

*Total swimmers as of May 4, 2021. For questions, please reach out to trials@usaswimming.org.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000 member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our

membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

To learn more about the Pleasant Prairie Patriots Swim Team or the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex Please reach out to

the contact below.

Team Contact:

Steve Frye CPO, LGI, ASCA-4

Aquatics Manager

PX3 Swim Team CEO

9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

262-947-3640 | recplexonline.com patriotsswimming.com

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