Written by Donna Duffy Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
Roslyn residents Kaitlin Hsieh, Isabela Antoniuk, Alice Ye, and Camellia Ye have qualified to compete at the 2013 Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics. These swimmers will compete representing the nationally ranked host team, Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC). Each year LIAC sends a large squad to the Junior Olympics to compete for the titles as the best age group swimmers in the Metropolitan LSC.
Success at the junior level is what motivates many of these young athletes to set Olympic sized goals. Since 1996 LIAC has qualified 21 swimmers for the US Olympic Trials. In 2016 or 2020, one of the Roslyn swimming heroes could be competing for their shot at the Olympic team.
The Junior Olympics took place March 15 – 17 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center, in Eisenhower Park.
Isabela Antoniuk has qualified to participate in the NASA - National Age Group Swimming Showcase in Clearwater, FL on April 3-6.
For more information on the Junior Olympics or the Long Island Aquatic Club visit LIAC’s website www.longislandswimming.com.