Palisadian Jordan Wilimovsky Qualifies for Olympics

Many Pacific Palisades residents were glued to the Olympic Swim team trials in Omaha on July 3, cheering on a hometown boy who came within seconds of beating the number-one seed.

Palisadian Jordan Wilimovsky, who has already qualified for the Rio Summer Olympics in the men’s 10,000-meter freestyle, added a second Olympic event in the 1500-meter freestyle, by placing second with a time of 14:49.19.

Jaeger Conner, 25, whose best time in this event is 14:41.20, finished first (14.47.61). Going into the race at Omaha, Wilimovsky had the second fastest qualifying time (14.53.12), which he swam at the Arena Pro Swim, an elite meet held in April in Arizona. Wilimovsky not only won that event, but also swam his lifetime best, which was good enough to give him the world’s fifth fastest time this year in the 1500.

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