TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hayden Kwan had one objective in his journey to Atlanta, Georgia this previous weekend. Swim a qualifying time for the US Olympic Trials within the 200 meter backstroke. After coming so shut in earlier meets the Chiles Excessive College co-Salutatorian made it occur in A-City.
“I put on glasses so I can’t see the scoreboard, I can’t see my time,” Kwan advised ABC 27. “However I hear the announcer saying Hayden Kwan qualifies for the Olympics with a time of two:02.9.”
With that spectacular time Kwan will subsequent head out for journey to Omaha, Nebraska the place he’ll compete in opposition to a few of the finest swimmers within the nation. United Swimming Membership head coach Pavel Sankovich is aware of the expertise he’ll get simply from competing within the Olympic Trials will probably be invaluable for his profession shifting ahead.”
“All the stadium is cheering for you. It’s not solely your group or nation, it is all people who’s current. So clearly that is a really worthwhile expertise,” says Sankovich.
And whether or not Hayden qualifies or not his journey contained in the pool will probably be removed from over. He plans on attending Stanford College this fall. The identical program that helped form the profession of five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and lots of extra. An finish results of what he described as putting the fitting stability between working exhausting and having fun with what you do.
“I feel it’s additionally discovering the enjoyment in swimming. I additionally get pleasure from to swim I do not discover it a chore. It’s one thing that takes my thoughts off college,” Kwan stated.
A multi-time state swimming champion, co-Salutatorian of the category of 2021 and Stanford College commit. Relaxation assured you possibly can guess on Kwan including many extra accomplishments to that record.
“I’m a father of two proper now and for me working with any such child makes me suppose that I want and hope my child grows as much as be somebody like this,” Sankovich added.
Hayden will compete within the 200 meter backstroke qualifiers June 6 on the C-H-I well being Middle in Omaha, Nebraska…