Notre Dame Athletics | May 14, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Swimming since she was a girl, Notre Dame rising senior Abigail Dolan has her sights set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Racing in her first meet of the summer, the Irish Aquatics May Invitational, Dolan is now one step closer to making that dream a reality.
"I am extremely excited to have qualified for the Olympic Trials this weekend," Dolan said. "It's a goal I've been working towards ever since I came to Notre Dame three years ago, and I am so thankful for everyone who helped me accomplish it. I am looking forward to June 2020."
The Sunfish Lake, Minnesota, native qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in both the 100 free and 200 free, swimming a personal best 100 free time of 55.63 seconds. That qualifying time came just two hours after she hit the 200 free mark with her finish of 1:59.82 in the event.
Last season, Dolan led a strong women's team to an undefeated record in dual meets and a fourth place team finish at the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
An All-American Honorable Mention at the NCAA Championships, Dolan finished 15th in her individual race at the championships, swimming a 1:44.38 200 free time in the evening finals.
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