Rio de Janeiro - Emmanuel men's swimming freshmen Alex Sobers (Bridgetown, Barbados) represented his home country of Barbados in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The incoming freshmen competed in the men's 400m freestyle on Saturday August 6th, finishing 44th overall in a time of 3:59.97.
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented: "It was so great to watch Alex (by TV), compete in Rio and cheer him on, we are so proud of him! We know he will enjoy the rest of his time at the Olympics and closing ceremonies, but we can't wait for him to come to EC and be a part of the swim team. I spoke with Alex via email and he told me - The Olympic games in Rio have been amazing, I am really enjoying being here!"
Swimming at the Olympics continues through Saturday, Aug. 13 with preliminary events beginning at 12 p.m. ET and the finals running at 9 p.m. ET. Additionally, each event can be seen on the NBCOlympics.com live stream.
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