Friday, December 8, 2023

Virginia Beach swimmer to compete in Olympic Team Trials

TIDE Swimming's Callie Dickinson at the U.S. Olympic Trials. (Courtesy photo)
TIDE Swimming’s Callie Dickinson at the U.S. Olympic Trials. (Courtesy photo)

Virginia Beach’s Callie Dickinson will swim at the same competition as Michael Phelps this month as she hopes to secure a spot on Team USA at the Summer Olympics.

The 16-year old TIDE Swimming athlete will compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Sunday through July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska. She is the only South Hampton Roads swimmer to qualify for the trials, according to a media release.

The Norfolk Academy student earned cuts for and will compete in the following events: 200-meter backstroke, 100-meter butterfly, 400-meter individual medley and 100-meter backstroke.

Qualifying for the all those events “demonstrates the fortitude she brings to practice every day, often twice a day,” said Katy Arris Wilson, president of TIDE Swimming, in a release. “Few 16-year-olds are willing to make the sacrifices Callie makes to reach her goals.”

The trials will be broadcast by NBC Sports. For more information, visit

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