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Swimmers compete in the Big Sky State Games open-water swim races at Lake Elmo

Peter Thompson, shown here at the Big Sky State Games 1 Mile Swim Race on June 29, has qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

STANFORD, Calif. — Another Billings Aquatic Club male swimmer has qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

On Tuesday, Peter Thompson swam the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes, 35.51 seconds Tuesday at the Speedo Junior National Championships to punch his ticket to Omaha, Nebraska, in June 2020. Thompson beat the Olympic Trial 1,500 freestyle qualifying standard of 15:44.89. 

Thompson, who competes in the 15-16 age group, will join fellow BAC member Ethan Harder at next year's Trials. Harder qualified in the 200 backstroke and butterfly last week at the USA Swimming National Championships.

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