Heaphy finishes 27th out of 49 swimmers at Olympic Trials

June 13, 2021

John Heaphy

Eagle River’s John Heaphy beat out 22 swimmers in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke to place 27th out of 49 finishers at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 20-year-old touched the wall in 1 minute, 1.92 seconds and was sixth in his prelims heat.

Heaphy just wrapped up his freshman season at Arizona State University of the Pac-12 Conference.

This was his first appearance at the Olympic Trials.

Heaphy, of Eagle River High fame, came into the meet ranked No. 26 in the breaststroke.

His heat featured stiff competition as four finished inside the top 20.

Heaphy qualified for the Olympic Trials in 2019 with a time of 1:02.75. Later that summer he lowered his PR to 1:01.53 at the Speedo sectionals in Arizona.