Swimming: Former White Plains standout makes US Olympic Team

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Swimming: Former White Plains standout makes US Olympic Team

The chase for Paris has begun as the 2024 US Olympic Swim team is being decided at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

17-year old Claire Weinstein of White Plains has clinched her spot to Paris. She competed Monday in the finals of the 200 meter freestyle. She was seeded second in the event to four-time Olympian Katie Ledecky. Weinstein finished second in the event in a time of 1:56.18. Ledecky’s time is 1:55.22.

26 swimmers per gender will make the 2024 US Olympic team. The winner in each event is guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team. A little later in the week, it will be confirmed officially that the second place finisher will compete in the event. In the event like the 200 free, the top four are chosen as a member of the relay.

The Girls 100 Yard Freestyles winners pose with their medals during Section 1 Swimming and Diving Championships at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack Nov. 5, 2019.

So based on those rules, Weinstein, who now swims for Sand Pipers in Nevada, will be competing for Team USA at miminum in the relay.

On the docket for Wednesday, Tokyo bronze medalist and former Westchester/Putnam swimmer of the year Kate Douglass of Pelham starts her quest to make it to Paris as the 100 meter freestyle heats begin. She was initially slated to start her program June 16 with the 100 breaststroke but she scratched prior to that event.

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This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Swimming: Former White Plains standout makes US Olympic Team

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