2015 Summer National Champion Andrew Wilson has one of the most interesting stories on the Road to Rio. After having a breakout year in 2015 by setting 2 NCAA Division 3 records in the 100 and 200 Breast (51.72 and 1:52.97) and becoming the 6th fastest performer in American history in the 100m Breast, he’s decided to take an olympic redshirt year and train with the Texas Longhorns in preparation for Olympic Trials.
Wilson admits he’s never had a training block quite like this one leading up to Omaha. He had 2 mini rests for the 2015 Duel in the Pool in December in Indianapolis, then again in March for the American Short Course Championships in Austin, but hasn’t fully rested since last summer when he went his best times and put himself out there as a threat for an olympic bid. At Emory, the school he will again compete for after this year, he didn’t fully rest from August to March, but Wilson admits that preparing for the trials is an entirely different beast.