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H2OYAS: Georgetown’s Drew Carbone Swimming at Olympic Trials

The senior will compete in the 100 and 200 backstroke in Omaha this weekend.

U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials

Senior swimmer, Drew Carbone, of the Georgetown Hoyas’ Swimming and Diving Team will be competing this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Carbone will compete in the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke, both in long-course meters, in WAVE I of Trials. Carbone is ranked 7th in the 100-back with a qualifying time of 55.86, and 35th in the 200-back with a time of 2:02.83.

Carbone—apparently pronounced “car-BONE-ee”—is the second-ever Georgetown swimmer to qualify, according to The Georgetown Voice.

Carbone is a Georgetown record holder in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, and 200 individual medley, as well as a multi-year, multi-event BIG EAST champion in those events. Carbone also has the BIG EAST record in the 200 backstroke.

Drew Carbone and Georgetown coach Jack Leavitt have arrived in Omaha already for Trials. The Georgetown Swimming & Diving team Instagram features a couple stories on Drew’s journey.

The events will be televised on The Olympic Channel this weekend. Here’s how they make the pool in Omaha:

Best of luck, Drew! HOYA SAXA!

GUHoyas press release:

Drew Carbone Set for U.S. Olympic Trials

WASHINGTON – Georgetown’s University swimming & diving student-athlete Drew Carbone will compete in Wave I of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials this weekend at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Carbone will be competing in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke with the opportunity to qualify for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo.


  • Wave I of the Olympic Trials will take place June 4-7, while Wave II is scheduled for June 13-20.
  • Approximately 30 athletes will compete in each event during the Wave I competition, with the top-two finishers in each event qualifying for the Wave II meet, where the U.S. squad will be selected.
  • The Wave I meet will consist of morning prelims beginning at 11 a.m. ET and evening finals that start at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Wave I prelims will be live streamed on, while the finals for all four days will be broadcast on the Olympic Channel.
  • The 100-meter backstroke will take place on Friday, June 4, while the 200-meter event will be swum on Sunday, June 6.
  • For all information regarding the Trials, click HERE.


  • Carbone is ranked seventh among Wave I swimmers in the 100-meter backstroke, and 35th in the 200-meter backstroke.
  • He qualified for the Olympic Trials at the 2018 U.S. Winter National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • In the 100-meter backstroke, Carbone won his preliminary heat with a time of 56.46 seconds to beat the qualifying time by .13 seconds.
  • On the final day of the championships, Carbone reached the A final of the 200-meter backstroke where he touched the wall in a time of 2:02.83 to qualify by .16 seconds and punch his ticket to Omaha.
  • He is the second Hoya to ever qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, joining former teammate Molly Fitzpatrick who competed in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2016 Trials. Michelle Konkoly also competed at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Trials before she won four medals, including two gold, in Rio.
  • Carbone recently graduated from the Hilltop, but will return for his final year of eligibility. He is an 18-time All-BIG EAST honoree and has thrice been named the BIG EAST Championships’ Male Most Outstanding Swimmer.
  • He owns seven Georgetown records and, at the 2020 BIG EAST Championships, Carbone broke an eight-year-old BIG EAST Conference record with a winning time of 1:42.11 in the 200-yard backstroke, marking GU’s first ever conference record.