Video Interview: Abbey Weitzeil Makes First National Team

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Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!

IRVINE, California, August 6. ON the first day of action of the 2014 U.S. Nationals, Abbey Weitzeil qualified for her first senior national team with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 100 free. Weitzeil dropped almost a full second from her best time over the course of the day en route to qualifying for the Pan Pacs in Australia later this month. After the race, Weitzeil spoke to Swimming World about the emotions of making such a team, her huge time drop, and her expectations for the 50 free later this week.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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