MAC Swimmers Compete For Chance At Olympic Glory

Updated 8/9/2000

The Mid-American Conference will have nine swimmers at the USA Olympic Trials, which begin August 9. Overall, the conference has 23 current student-athletes at Olympic swimming trials around the world this year.

The USA Olympic swimming trials will take place at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis and will run through August 16. The trials will have more than 1,300 participants, with only the top two participants in each event qualifying for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Listed below are MAC swimmers competing for Olympic glory in their respective countries.

Female
Kim van Selm (South Africa, Ohio)
Joanne Park (England, Ohio)
Hollie Bonewit (USA, Ohio)
Emily Bresser (USA, Ohio)
Erinn Hitch (USA, Ball State)
Stephanie Zarins (Canada, Ball State)
Mia Blignaut (South Africa, Toledo)
Sheona Lottering (South Africa, Toledo)
Yvette Victor (South Africa, Toledo)

Male
Andy Jenkins (USA, Bowling Green)
Josh Pun (Canada, Buffalo)
Joe Tristan (USA, Eastern Michigan)
Mark Leonard (USA, Eastern Michigan)
Matt Ense (USA, Eastern Michigan)
Bryson Tan (Canada, Eastern Michigan)
Drew Chorney (Canada, Eastern Michigan)
Mick Coyne (Australia, Northern Illinois)
Leon Weed (South Africa, Northern Illinois)
Vermund Vetnes (Norway, Ohio)
John Carroll (USA, Miami)
Ben Wainwright (USA, Toledo)
Derek Craven (South Africa, Toledo)
Paul Southey (South Africa, Toledo)