Amanda Everlove makes U.S. Paralympic team, will compete at 2012 London Paralympics
By Tim Glon
ADA — Ohio Northern junior Amanda Everlove has been selected to participate on the U.S. Paralympic Swimming team at the 2012 London Payalympic Games Aug. 29-Sept. 9.
Everlove qualified for Team USA in the 100 fly, finishing second in the S8 classification in 1:18.23, posting the sixth-fastest time in the world in the event.
She also finished second at the US Trials in the 200 I.M. in 3:12.06 and in the 50 Free in :33.81.
This will be Everlove's second Paralympic Games experience, as she earned three silver medals in the 2008 Games in Beijing in the 50 free, 100 Fly and the 200 I.M. events.
She plans to compete in the 100 Fly on Aug. 30, the 50 Free on Sept. 2 and the 200 I.M. on Sept. 5.
Ohio Northern head coach Peggy Ewald is a long-time assistant coach of the U.S. Paralympic team and will also represent the United States at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Everlove helped the Polar Bears win the OAC Regular Season and Championships titles and to post a 10-3 record in 2011-12.