From Lubbock Independent School District:
Lubbock High School swimmer Madisyn Cox will compete in the Olympic Trials next week in Omaha, Nebraska. She has qualified to compete in the 200 meter IM.
Simply qualifying to compete is a significant achievement as only five percent of all swimmers (including college and post-collegiate athletes) qualify for the trials. Cox will also time-trial a couple of events to assist with seeding purposes at the Junior National Championships that will be held in August.
The Olympic Trials will be June 25 through July 2nd in the Quest Center. Prelims will be televised on NBC Sports Network.
LISD Head Swim Coach and Co-Director of Aquatics Trey Hayes said, "It has been very exciting to watch Madisyn set and accomplish such high goals. Most people have no real concept of the training, sacrifice and dedication it takes to qualify for the USA Olympic Trials. Madisyn never fails to put her all into every practice, every day. I couldn't be more proud of her."
He continued, "To the best of my knowledge, no swimmer from Lubbock, Texas, has ever qualified for the trials and I think it is safe to say very few high school athletes have ever qualified for the trials in any sport from Lubbock."