Emmanuel's Alex Sobers to swim for Barbados in Rio

Emmanuel's Alex Sobers to swim for Barbados in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Emmanuel men's swimming freshmen Alex Sobers (Bridgetown, Barbados) will represent his home country of Barbados in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The incoming freshmen will compete in the men's 400 meter freestyle during the Rio games (August 5-21).

After recording the top time among Barbadian male swimmers (3:57.30 in the 400 LCM free) during the Olympic qualification period from March 1, 2015 to July 3, 2016, Sobers officially qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-21, the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) announced.

Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented: "We are so excited for Alex, and his family! Representing his country in the Olympics is a dream come true and such a blessing! The entire Emmanuel swim team will be cheering him on from Georgia!"
Swimming at the Olympics will take place from Saturday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 13 with preliminary events beginning at 12 p.m. ET and the finals running at 9 p.m. ET.

NBC will broadcast the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday, Aug. 5 on a one-hour delay beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Additionally, each event can be seen on the NBCOlympics.com live stream. 




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