Swimmer Trepp to Compete in World Championships
BATON ROUGE — Former LSU swimming standout Jane Trepp will be competing in Shanghai in the FINA World Championships that span July 19-31.
The 10-time All-American and Tallinn, Eastonia native will compete for her country in the 50-meter breaststroke.
Trepp will be competing in the preliminaries, and if she qualifies, also the semi-finals on July 30th. The finals will be held the following evening.
The FINA World Championships are contested in a 50-meter or long course pool. From 1978-1998 the event was held every four years, but beginning in 2001, the event is staged semi-annually in odd years. Live results are available at www.omegatiming.com.
Despite the 50m breast not being an Olympic event, Trepp is looking to improve her speed in long-course competition. Although this event will not directly qualify her for the 2012 Olympics in London, England, Trepp relishes the opportunity to compete against the best in the world and gain more experience along the way.
Trepp finished 17th in the 50-meter breast in December’s FINA World Short-Course Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She missed qualifying for the semifinals of the event by two-hundreths of a second, registering a time of 24.80 seconds.
In the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Trepp tied for 21st out of 108 competitors in the 50m breast. She swam a life-time best of 31.32.
Trepp’s top time in the 50m breast ranked in the top-15 for the 2010 cycle.