17-year-old VB Tide swimmer races alongside greats such as Katie Ledecky in semifinals for Olympic trials

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — While she won’t advance any further, a 17-year-old member of the Virginia Beach Tide swim team raced among some of the greats such as Katie Ledecky in the semifinals to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

17-year-old Kayla Wilson made the Semifinals in the 200 Meter Freestyle during Wave 2 of the US Swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska which began on June 4.

On Tuesday night, she raced and finished in eighth place. She won’t advance further.

Wilson is currently a junior at Norfolk Academy and a Top 20 recruit within USA Swimming.

She was one of seven members of the Tide swim team at Omaha competing against the best in the country.

Four are currently on the team, and three are in college, but came through the program. The swimmers in the trials range in ages between 16 to 21.

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