Michelle Williams Makes Canadian Olympic Team


April 11, 2016

SwimSwam Article

Columbus, Ohio
— With the 2016 Summer Olympics a few months away, Olympic trials in swimming are ramping up all over the world.

This past weekend, a former Buckeye clinched her spot and will be competing in Rio.

Michelle Williams, who last suited up for Ohio State during the 2013-14 season, made Canada’s Olympic team in both the 50 freestyle and the 4x100 freestyle relay.

She swam a time of 24.82 in the 50 free to secure her spot on Team Canada. Williams’ time is the 18th-fastest in the world this year.

As a Buckeye, Williams made three NCAA Championships appearances and is still a school record holder as a member of the 400 medley relay team that swam a time of 3:33.55 at the 2013 Big Ten Championships.

Williams is the 10th Ohio State swimmer to make an Olympic team and the 104th overall Olympian from an Ohio State aquatics program.

Overall there are 14 student-athletes currently on Ohio State's roster that have qualified for Olympic Trials. Current and former Buckeyes will be vying for Olympic roster spots for six different countries aroudn the world.

Olympic trials here in the U.S. will begin on June 26; for more information click here.