Two Dominicans to compete in swimming in Rio Olympics
The Dominican Republic will again have two swimmers in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The qualifying swimmers, Dorian McMenemy and Jhonny Perez, both are Dominican-Americans who live and train in the United States.
As reported in SwimSwam swimming news portal, McMenemy recently completed her first year of NCAA swimming with Wagner College. This will be her second Olympic appearance as she competed in London 2012 as one of two Dominicans and the only female. Her appearance was the first by a Dominican female swimmer at the Olympics. She will compete in the 50 free in Rio, and holds a personal best of 26.87 from the World Championships last summer.
Since the 2012 Olympics McMenemy has competed internationally at the 2013 World Championships, the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, and the 2015 World Championships. Her international debut came at the 2011 Worlds in Shanghai. In 2012 she was named the Dominican Female Swimmer of the Year.
As to her preparation for the Rio Olympics, Swim Swam reports that McMenemy is coming off a successful freshman year at Wagner, where she placed 5th at the NEC Championships in the 50 free and was on the 200 medley relay team that broke the school record.
Perez lives in Florida and trains at Azura Florida Aquatics in Fort Lauderdale since 2014.
Perez holds personal best times of 23.70 and 51.71 in the 50 and 100 freestyle from the Barcelona stop of the Mare Nostrum Series this year.
Source: DR1, Swimswam.com
July 15, 2016
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