Jessica Long poses for a portrait during the Team USA Tokyo 2020 Olympics shoot on Nov. 21, 2019 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Who to watch presented by DeVry is a series that includes a run-down on the front runners, dark horses, unexpected athletes and top storylines to watch during Trials.
Whether the’ll be going for their fifth Paralympic Games or their first, the swimmers who will gather on the University of Minnesota campus later this month for the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials represent the best in the country.
There have been few opportunities to compete since the events of March 2020, and most of the swimmers who’ll vie for a spot on this year’s team have only had one international meet since then in order to see where they stack up.
Unlike the Olympic trials, the winners at the Paralympic trials, being held June 17-20, won’t automatically earn spots in Tokyo. At the conclusion of the trials a committee will decide which athletes are best suited to earn the quota spots the U.S. holds.
Here’s a look at some of the athletes to watch as they look to give committee members one last look at their ability to perform.