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2016 Olympics: Call For Competitive Liberian Swimmers

Republished with consent of Liberian Olympic Blog

If you take a German apple seed and plant it in Brazil, will the tree produce German apples or Brazilian fruit?

I know this is an odd question to start with, but I have a feeling that this question needs to be answered before I dive into what this post is really about.

The Answer: The tree will yield German Apples grown in Brazil.

Now that we have an understanding, I’d like to place a call for Competitive Liberian Swimmers. It doesn’t matter where you were planted or grown. The only matter is the seed that you come from — in this case a Liberian seed.

Earlier this year, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) announced  the qualifying time standards for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  Also, I hear that the Liberian Olympic Team is trying to add some swimmers to their roster.

If you or someone you know meets any of these standards, please reach out to this blog. You can also share this post and spread the news. Thanks and stay tuned for THE COUNTDOWN TO RIO.

OQT/A OST/B   OQT/A OST/B
22.27 23.05 50 free 25.28 26.17
48.99 50.70 100 free 54.43 56.34
1:47.97 1:51.75 200 free 1:58.96 2:03.13
3:50.40 3:58.51 400 free 4:09.08 4:17.80
800 free 8:33.97 8:51.96
15:14.77 15:46.79 1500 free
54.36 56.26 100 back 1:00.25 1:02.36
1:58.22 2:02.36 200 back 2:10.60 2:15.17
1:00.57 1:02.69 100 breast 1:07.85 1:10.22
2:11.66 2:16.27 200 breast 2:26.94 2:32.08
52.36 54.19 100 fly 58.74 1:00.80
1:56.97 2:01.06 200 fly 2:09.33 2:13.86
2:00.28 2:04.39 200 IM 2:14.26 2:18.96
4:16.71 4:25.69 400 IM 4:43.46 4:53.38

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