Kelsi Worrell‘s friends and family were ecstatic when she qualified for her first U.S. Olympic Team this summer, and they were not about to miss the opportunity to watch her swim in person at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Check out the video below to see some of their adventures throughout the Rio journey, which was put together by Taylor Worrell.
In Rio, Worrell earned a gold medal after swimming the butterfly leg of the women’s 4×100 medley relay in prelims. Individually, she advanced to the semifinals of the 100 fly, but narrowly missed making the final after touching with the 9th fastest time in semis. In addition to her accomplishments in the long course pool this summer, Worrell also broke her own 100 fly American Record in the yards pool at the 2016 NCAA Championships,.
Her sister, Taylor Worrell, is also an accomplished swimmer, having qualified to represent the University of South Carolina in the 200 free and 500 free at 2016 NCAAs. Last season, she set the South Carolina school record in the 500 free, qualifying for the NCAA meet with her 4:41.67. She was also a championship finalist in that event at the 2016 SEC Championships.