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Virginia Beach's Emily Claesson qualifies for U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials

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Posted at 1:02 AM, May 14, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. - On Thursday evening, Virginia Beach's Emily Claesson swam her first U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifying time.

Claesson, a 17-year-old TIDE National swimmer, swam a 56.20 in yesterday's 100meter freestyle finals at the Eastern Zone Speedo Sectionals Meet prelims in Richmond.

The event began Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Claesson will join her TIDE teammates who’ve already qualified for U.S. Olympic Team Trials:
Samantha Tadder, 18
Kayla Wilson, 17
Nikki Venema, 20
Elle Caldow, 19
Lauren Barakey, 19

Virginia Beach's Cason Wilburn, who swims for Notre Dame, also qualified.