Charlotte swimmers headed to the Olympic games

Are you getting Olympic fever yet? I am.  I’m one to stay up late watching my favorite events. For the summer Olympics, it’s swimming. And this year’s Olympic games will have some Charlotte ties: Davis Tarwater, who’ll swim the 800-meter freestyle relay, joins a strong North Carolina contingent heading to London: Cullen Jones, Nick Thoman, Micah Lawrence, Kara Lynn Jones, Ricky Berens, Charlie Houchin and Lauren Purdue all qualified for the Olympics.

Five of the swimmers — Tarwater, Lawrence, Thoman and the two Joneses (no relation) — train with Charlotte SwimMAC (downtown). Dave Marsh, the Charlotte SwimMAC coach, was also selected to join the men’s Olympic coaching staff. Hold on to something…One more week to go to Olympic fever!

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