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Parker Reynolds qualifies for 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Posted at 10:11 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 18:03:42-04

Orcutt’s Parker Reynolds qualified for the 2020 U.S. Summer Olympic Trials in the men’s 1500-meter freestyle on Thursday night at the Futures Regional Meet in Portland, OR.

The men’s 1500-meter qualifying time is 15:44.89 and Reynolds finished first place in a time of 15:41.73. Taking second in the race was fellow Santa Maria Swim Club member Blake Simpson, who ended in 15:49.49.

Reynolds, Simpson, and two of their teammates also set the Club’s 800-meter freestyle relay record with a time of 8:00.32. It was good enough for 23rd.

Reynolds will compete in three more events during Futures - men’s 200-meter freestyle, men’s 400-meter freestyle, and men’s 800-meter freestyle.

The 2020 U.S. Summer Olympic Swimming Trials will be held June 21-28, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska.