Women’s Swimming and Diving Nets 12 Olympic Trials Cuts This Summer

Harvard swimmers in a group photo at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals.
Harvard women's swimming and diving collected 12 Olympic Trials cuts this summer (Photo courtesy: Amanda Kulik).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's swimming and diving this summer collected 12 U.S. Olympic Trials cuts in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Games. In all, four Crimson swimmers are scheduled make their way to Omaha, Nebraska for the Olympic Trials in June.

Heading into last week's USA Swimming Junior National Championships at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center, Harvard had three student-athletes already qualify for the Olympic Trials in rising senior Miki Dahlke (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly) and incoming first-years Adaline Rose Bullock (100 back) and Felicia Pasadyn (100 back). By the end of the five-day event, the Crimson qualified for five more events, while adding another swimmer at a different meet to its list of Olympic hopefuls.

Pasadyn enjoyed a strong effort at Junior Nationals, qualifying for four more events and improving her original 100 back performance from July. A native of Hickley, Ohio, Pasadyn won the 200 back with a time of 2:12.90, which was one of a trio of top-3 finishes. The first-year also came in second place in the 400 IM (4:47.20) and was a bronze medalist in the 200 IM (2:14.92). Pasadyn also qualified for the 200 free after finishing in 2:01.32. As for the 100 back, she turned in a time of 1:02.57, which was .01 seconds better than her original Olympic Trials cut set at the Lake Erie Long Course Senior Championships on July 28.

Bullock added to her list of Trials events by qualifying for the 100 fly. The first-year from Marietta, Georgia clocked in at 1:00.63. Classmate Kate Hazlett, meanwhile, competed at the NCSA Summer meet in Indianapolis, Indiana, and punched her ticket to the Olympic Trials with her 50 free time of 25.95.

The Harvard quartet is set to join the back-to-back Ivy League champions in the fall and will be a part of a roster that is scheduled to return all five of its NCAA qualifiers, six of its seven first-team all-Ivy League performers (individual/relay), and eight of its 10 all-Ivy second-team honorees (individual/relay).