OMAHA, Neb. – Three Virginia swimmers competed in finals at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on Friday night.

The night started with the women’s 200-meter breaststroke final. Ella Nelson finished fifth in the final with a time of 2:25.10.

In the men’s 200-meter backstroke, incoming swimmer Jack Aikins finished seventh with a time of 1:57.90.

Kate Douglass rounded out the finals for the Cavaliers in the 100-meter freestyle. Douglass, who already qualified in the 200-meter individual medley, finished seventh overall with a time of 54.17.

The Cavaliers had three swimmers in the women’s 800-meter freestyle prelims. Leah Smith finished 10th, putting her in position as a reserve for Saturday’s final. Smith posted a time of 8:36.10. Paige Madden finished 13th with a time of 8:39.27 and Maddie Donohoe was 16th in 8:43.81.



Women’s 800m freestyle

Prelims: 10th – Leah Smith – 8:36.10; 13th – Paige Madden – 8:39.27; 16th – Maddie Donohoe – 8:43.81


Women’s 200m breaststroke

Final: 5th – Ella Nelson – 2:25.10


Men’s 200m backstroke

Final: 7th – Jack Aikins – 1:57.90


Women’s 100m freestyle

Final: 7th – Kate Douglass – 54.17


Friday’s Events (Potential UVA Swimmers)


Men’s 50 Free – Matt Brownstead, August Lamb

Women’s 50 Free – Kate Douglass, Alex Walsh, Gretchen Walsh

Men’s 1500 Free



Men’s 100 Fly

Women’s 200 Back

Women’s 800 Free