Matt Grevers Qualifies for Stunning Seventh Olympic Trials

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Matt Grevers with his family after qualifying on Friday. Photo Courtesy: Matt Grevers

Matt Grevers Qualifies for Stunning Seventh Olympic Trials

Matt Grevers is headed back to the Olympic trials.

The 39-year-old two-time Olympian qualified for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 freestyle during a time trial at the Southwest Classic in Arizona on Friday.

Grevers got to the wall in 22.50, his fastest time in the event in since 2015.

It is the seventh Olympic trials for Grevers, his first coming in 2000 where he was a 15-year-old backstroker.

“Glory to God for giving me the ability to swim at this level for so long!” Grevers posted on Instagram. “Can’t wait to swim in a football stadium. See you in INDY!”

 

 

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“This side hustle has been nothing but fun for me but I need to give a huge thanks to my wife, Annie, for picking up my slack with the family and allowing me the time to train,” Matt Grevers wrote. “Everyone at DeMont Family Swim School has been amazing, even making ‘Matt’s Olympic Trial cut’ into a company goal. Getting to pull one of my greatest mentors and coaches of all time, Rick DeMont, out of retirement and collaborating with him on the pool deck has been an unexpected thrill.”

Grevers was an Olympian in 2008 in Beijing and won two gold medals on relays and the silver in the 100 backstroke. Four years later, he won Olympic gold in the 100 backstroke and also on the medley relay in addition to a silver in the 400 free relay.

In 2016, Matt Grevers just missed his third games, finishing third at trials in the 100 back. In 2021, he was sixth in the 100 backstroke in what was thought to be his farewell.

Now he will have a chance to swim in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in June on the nation’s biggest stage once again.

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Kanga1
Kanga1
17 days ago

Be wonderful if he makes your team! Wish him the best.

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