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Four NSU Student-Athletes to Participate in Olympic Swimming Trials

David Van Der Colff, Nova Southeastern University men's swimmer

David Van Der Colff, member of Nova Southeastern University men’s swim team

Four members of the Nova Southeastern University men’s swim team will look to make their dreams come true by taking part in their respective home countries’ 2016 Olympic Trials. The Olympic hopefuls are David Van Der Colff, Thiago Sickert, Anton Lobanov and Till Barthel.

“Each of these athletes are coming off the heels of an amazing collegiate post-season,” said head coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron. “All of them walked away as All-Americans along with Anton and Thiago becoming NCAA Champions. This opportunity to compete at their Olympic Trials will be an opportunity that each of them have prepared for this entire year and especially the last month.”

Van Der Colff (Fr., Gaborone, Botswana) was the first of his teammates to compete in Olympic trials as he competed for Botswana on April 10 and April 16 in Durban, South Africa. He looks to qualify in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke. Due to the Universality rule, Van Der Colff merely has to participate in the trials in order to qualify for the Olympic team and wait to see if he is chosen by his country as their lone men’s swimming representative.

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