The world’s best athletes come together for summer sports at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5–21. One of the world’s most popular summer events is swimming.

United States Olympic Trials for swimming will be held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 26–July 3, and all tickets to the eight-day event are already sold out. The trials are held to see which top athletes will move on to the Olympic games in August.

Texas Ford Aquatics, in Frisco, have 9 qualifying swimmers going to the Olympic Trials. The swim team is ranked #2 in Texas for the most qualified swimmers, trailing behind the #1 spot by only one swimmer. TFA is ranked #13 out of the entire country.

Head Coach Dan McDonough is proud to send the following qualifiers to the U.S. Olympic Trials:

  • Jacob DeMercurio
  • Ashlyn Fiorilli
  • Samuel Kline
  • Gabrielle Kopenski
  • Destiny Nelson
  • Rachel Ramey
  • Brayden Seal
  • Camyrn Toney
  • Sofie Underdahl

Congratulations to TFA and these nine swimmers! And, good luck!

For more information on TFA, check out their website at

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...