CSSC's Alex Evdokimov participated in his very first US Olympic Trials. The event was held in Omaha, Nebraska, and is considered, by many coaches, the fastest swimming event in the world. The CenturyLink Arena was home of over 1800 swimmers from all over the country. The US Olympic committee hosted the event, looking to select the team that will represent the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Evdokimov competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Before prelims, in the 100 breaststroke, Evdokimov was ranked 83rd but after lowering his personal best by over 2 seconds, he qualified for semifinals in 10th place.
Swimming at night, Alex tied the time from his morning swim and finished 12th overall. In the 200 breaststroke, he was seeded 64th with the time of 2:17.70. Swimming in the preliminaries, in heat 4 out of 10 heats, Alex smashed his previous best by over 3 seconds touching the wall with the time of 2:14.00, qualifying for his second semifinals. At night, Alex went out slightly slower than his morning 100 meter split but had an incredible back half of the race and touched the wall in 4th place, finishing 10th place overall.
It was a successful meet with unexpected and exciting results. We couldn’t be prouder of his performances, and the way the represented the Coral Springs Swim Club. Way to go, Alex!
Evdokimov after the 100 breaststroke prelimsPosted by Florida Swim Network on Sunday, June 26, 2016