OMAHA, Neb. -- With six SwimMAC athletes advancing to the semifinals on the second night of the 2012 Olympic Trials, four swam their way into the finals of their respective events.
Continuing into the finals were Davis Tarwater (Knoxville, Tenn., Michigan '06, Oxford '10), 200 freestyle, Micah Lawrence (Pflugerville, Texas, Auburn), 100 breaststroke, and Nick Thoman (Cincinnati, Ohio, Arizona '08) and Eugene Godsoe (Greensboro, N.C., Stanford '10) in the 100 backstroke.
Each will swim for a spot on the USA Olympic team on Wednesday night.
Lawrence and Godsoe each posted personal bests in their events.
Swimming in the semifinals, but not advancing, were Kathleen Baker (Winston-Salem, N.C., Forsyth Country Day School) in the 100 back and Kip Darmody (Charlotte, N.C., Texas '15) in the 100 back.
Baker went from a 1:01.92 to 1:01.63. Both times were lifetime bests.
Darmody added just a bit of time from his prelims to finals. He posted a 54.93 in prelims and a 55.03 in the finals. For Darmody, he was on quite the national stage in his heat with Matt Grevers and Godsoe for his first Olympic Trials experience.
SwimMAC hopes to keep the momentum going with another stacked day on Wednesday.