New event? 13-year-old swimmer wins US Olympic qualifier | Swimming

New event?  13-year-old swimmer wins US Olympic qualifier |  Swimming

Claim Weinstein, write that name. At the age of 13, the young swimmer managed to qualify for the USA Olympic Trials, the US Olympic tryouts. An athlete at the Westchester Aquatic Club in New Rochelle, New York, he ranked 8min45s34 by swimming 800m freestyle, when the index for tryouts is 8min48s09.

Claire Weinstein, New Swimming Event in the United States – Photo: Disclosure / SW2

With the brand, Weinstein will compete in the first leg of American tryouts to be held from June 4 to 7. From June 13 to 20, to be in the main matches, he would need to be 38 best times in the US national rankings. He is currently ranked 78th.

Another possibility is that the newbie will be in the first two positions of the 800 on the first try. With this, she will not rely on the rankings to qualify for the main Olympics, which distribute the venue for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The United States does not impose any age limit for disputing your tests. In FINA (International Water Sports Federation) competitions, however, the limit is 14 years for women and 15 years for men.

As Claire Weinstein turns 14 this year, she will be able to participate in international competitions among adults.

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