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Olympic Swim Trials: Creighton Prep grad looks to swim his way to the Olympics

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 9:56 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - For two decades, it has been Jacob Molacek’s dream to swim in the Olympics.

After watching the 2008 Olympic Swim Trials, he knew he wanted to swim in the spotlight.

He just missed qualifying for the 2012 trails.

In 2016, he swam at the trials, but missed the cut for the Olympics.

Molacek hopes 2021 will be the year, because he views it as his ‘last rodeo.’

That being said, his focus is having fun and enjoying the experience of competing at the highest level in his hometown.

“It’s literally every swimmers dream,” Molacek said. “I remember watching these in 2008 and thinking ‘That’s where I want to be,’ I want to swim under the lights, and I want to have the ability to go toe to toe with the best in the world.”

He feels more comfortable this time around knowing what he learned from his 2016 experience.

Molacek will compete in the 50M Freestyle, 100M Freestyle, and the 100M Backstroke.

“Having the ability to compete in my hometown with so many wonderful people around me, I think that’s a great thing, and that’s really rare and really special, and I just want to enjoy it,” Molacek said.

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