Ellicott City Teen Heads to Olympic Swim Trials

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Ellicott City’s Jake Lamparella, 19, is one of 100 swimmers fighting it out for two open spots on Team USA.

The Mt. Hebron High School alum earned the right to try for the Olympic team after achieving a qualifying time in the 100-meter backstroke at the National Club Swimming Association Championships in Indianapolis last August.

Lamparella told WBAL that looking up and seeing his time after finishing the 100-meter was his “No. 1 moment ever in swimming.”

Let’s hope that moment is surpassed Monday, when Lamparella competes in the same event in Nebraska. Lamparella said he expects the trials to have “great energy, and I’m going to take in that energy use it to motivate me.”


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