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Former Blue Hen swimmer one step closer to Olympic goal


A former University of Delaware swimmer has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Former Blue Hen standout Tim Ware, who graduated from UD in May, posted a time of 57.03 seconds in the 100 backstroke at the 2015 Phillips 66 Long Course National Championships in San Antonio Texas.


A four-year standout for the Blue Hens, Ware, a 2015 team captain, earned the team’s Jack & Hugh Dougherty Most Valuable Player Award this past season.  

Ware captured the Colonial Athletic Association?title in the 100 backstroke with a meet record time. He also set several school records at UD and was an NCAA Provisional qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke events.

The U.S. Olympic Trials will be held next June in Omaha, Nebraska. Many of those who finished ahead of Ware on Friday were foreign swimmers who will not compete in the U.S. Trials.