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Past Olympians reflect at Omaha swim trials
The US Olympic Swim Trials conclude Monday night in Omaha televised on NBC. News 5's Ed Littler was at Sunday night's competition and discovered it is "Summer" Time at the Century Link Center in more ways than one.
We saw some thrilling action on the broadcast Sunday night on News 5 about the Olympic swim trials. I had a chance to talk not only to some of those Olympians, but to some great Olympians in the past, namely 1976 gold medalist John Naber and 1992 Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders.
"When I made the team for the first time in 1992, I remember touching the wall and just, it was a combination of such extreme emotions. Number one: relief. The weight was off your shoulders and then you immediately took it all in that you were going to be an Olympian and that's a title that you have forever and such an honor and you feel full of pride and honor and then you look around and see that there are friends that didn't make the team so the Olympic Trials are just the extreme of every emotion. You worry about your teammates not making it and you're very excited achieving a dream, a life long dream," said Sanders.
"We've got a really good squad coming to the games. I can't think of anybody that needs to make it that hasn't make the team and I think the US will do. We'll be the best team in terms of medal production for the games in London as a result of what they've done here," said Naber.
Tonight on News 5 at 10:00 we will talk to the current Olympians that have made the team and are heading to London such as Elizabeth Beisel, Brenden Hansen and Ryan Lochte.
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