In overnight Olympic action, two athletes with Southern Arizona ties have advanced to the next round of their swimming events.
Clark Burckle, fourth swimmer from left, nears the wall en route to finishing second in the 200 breast stroke. "I was so nervous" before the race, he said.
Former UA standout Clark Burckle, left, and Scott Weltz enjoy the medal ceremony after earning spots on the Olympic team.
OMAHA, Neb. - Clark Burckle's Road to London began when he was 6, a kid swimmer in Louisville who was so into the sport that he would watch old tapes of old Olympic swimmers, memorize their times, mannerisms and warm-up routines.
OMAHA, Neb. - When Arizona's Adam Ritter won the 2007 NCAA championship in the 200 IM, he was the third-fastest swimmer in the history of that event, blowing the doors off, among others, future Olympian Matt Grevers, then a Northwestern swimmer.
Former Arizona Wildcat Clark Burckle swims in the semifinals of the 200 breast stroke. He qualified first for tonight's finals.
OMAHA, Neb. — Sahuaro High School graduate Caitlin Leverenz is one step closer to making the U.S. Olympic swim team.
Without a jersey number to identify them, most of America’s goggle-wearing, Olympic-hopeful swimmers step from the water to become as anonymous as a Sunday School organist.